- British prime minister wants to see through the first phase of Brexit process before she leaves office
- Mrs. May faces opposition from Conservative backbenchers
- Talk on the Brexit Bill between the Labour party and government come to a fruitful end
On May 9, 2019, Theresa May has reportedly agreed to discuss with the Conservative backbenchers the rumors on her uncertain future. Amid the Brexit deal pressure, May is presumably set to leave office after the parliament approves the deal.
Theresa May Awaits Phase One of Brexit Process before Quitting
A spokesman reported that Mrs. May is committed to overseeing the success of phase one of the Brexit deal.
“She made a very generous and bold offer to the 1922 committee a few weeks ago that she would see through phase one of the Brexit process and she would leave and open it up for new leadership for phase two, and that is the timetable she’s working towards. She wants to get Brexit done. She has been clear that she will stay to the completion of phase one,” the spokesman said.
May Faces Opposition
Last Wednesday in the house of commons, Andrea Jenkyns a conservative backbencher, expressed her lack of trust on Mrs. May running the Brexit negotiations. Jenkyns said:
“She’s tried her best, nobody could fault or doubt her commitment and sense of duty, but she has failed. The public no longer trusts her to run Brexit negotiations. Isn’t it time to step aside and let someone else lead our country, our party and the Brexit negotiations?”
Chairman Graham Brady of the 1922 committee elaborated that the backbenchers will get an opportunity to discuss the Withdrawal Agreement Bill with Mrs. May. He also expects her to present the Withdrawal Agreement Bill soon.
“… Personally, I hope the Bill will be brought forward in a form which contains elements of the political declaration brought forward that would obviate the need ever for the Irish backstop to apply.”
Labour Party and Government Agreement
An extended talk between the government and the labor party continued on Wednesday night. Mrs. May stood by her decision to negotiate with Jeremy Corbyn in the intent of finding a common angle to Brexit.
“We are indeed talking with the Labour Party. The public gave this House a very clear message last week – that they want us to get on and deliver Brexit. It is absolutely right that we do so and we are working on an agreement that can command a majority of this House,” said May.
However, the labor party urged the government to show that they are willing to compromise soon if they want to succeed.
If the government doesn’t agree with Labour over a common Brexit proposal, the next option will be to include alternatives for MPs as indicative votes.