- Theresa May has been criticized for comparing herself to Liverpool FC
- She stated that she could deliver victory in Europe despite the challenges
- There have been calls for her to give a resignation date
Throughout the Brexit process, one thing that has been very consistent has been the criticism of Prime Minister Theresa May. There have been public calls for her to resign and she eventually stated that she would do so after the first phase of Brexit is completed and ever since she has been staving off attempts to remove her from even within her own party while negotiating with the opposition.
Now she is being forced to defend herself over more calls for her to resign by stating that the issue of government is not an issue specifically about her. This was reported on May 8, 2019, and this was in response to Andrea Jenkyns, who stated that May did not keep to her promises and has lost the trust of the public and has called for her resignation date.
The spokesperson for May then stated that she will resign after the first stage of Brexit and that if it was entirely up to her, the UK we have left the EU already.
Football and Frustration
May was once again under scrutiny over a joke she made in parliament comparing herself to Liverpool Football Club which made a surprising comeback against FC Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final and came out victorious in a 4-3 match after being hammered 3-0 score in the first leg.
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition, made reference to Manchester City for winning the women’s FA Cup and then suggested that the prime minister take a page from their book and deliver results.
“In view of the amazing performance of Liverpool last night, perhaps the prime minister could take some tips from Jürgen Klopp on how to get a good result in Europe,” he said.
May then stated that she could, like Liverpool, delivery Victory in Europe despite some challenges that have occurred in the past.
“I actually think that when we look at the Liverpool win over Barcelona last night, what it shows is that when everyone says it’s all over, that your European opposition have got you beat, the clock is ticking down, it’s time to concede defeat, actually we can still secure success if everyone comes together,” May stated.
The UK has until October to leave the EU but is allowed to leave earlier than that if the can pass an exit deal in time. For now, May has been meeting with both sides of the political divide to find a compromise on certain issues and pass a Brexit deal which has been a mostly drawn-out and difficult process.