- It has been reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May will be resigning from her post
- This comes after years of back and forth to push a Brexit deal
- She would be the second prime minister to resign over Brexit
Ever since the controversial Brexit vote in 2016 until now, British Prime Minister Theresa May has faced all manner of setbacks, but they have intensified in the last few weeks.
While it would seem that the Brexit drama was reaching an end, the same might be said of Theresa May’s tenure as Prime Minister.
This comes via a tweet by journalist Norman Smith who claims that May has already informed members of parliament that she will leave her position before the next stage of negotiations.
Theresa May tells Tory MPs she will stand down before next stage of Brexit negotiations
— norman smith (@BBCNormanS) March 27, 2019
May to Leave?
For now, there is no official word from the office of the prime minister and this claim is unconfirmed.
Should May actually resign, she will be the second prime minister to resign over the issue of Brexit. The first was David Cameron, her predecessor, who resigned after the initial result of the referendum was announced.
Brexit itself has been one of the most polarizing issues in modern British history and has sparked bitter debates both among members of the public and members of parliament. Despite the resignations and rallies left in its wake, it has been confirmed that Brexit will, indeed, take place.
What Comes Next?
When Theresa May took office back in 2016, she inherited the responsibility of managing Britain’s move from the European Union, which was a task that would overwhelm even the most seasoned politicians.
Years later, her plans have been met with rejection from even members of her own party, a misguided snap election lost her party seats in the House and Britain isn’t any more united than when the votes were cast for the first time.
If Theresa May does announce her resignation in the near future, her successor will be given perhaps an equally difficult task as what she was when she took office- navigating the waters of a post-Brexit Britain and rebuilding after the storm.