- Theresa May has stated that supporting whatever Brexit outcome occurs amounts to agreeing with whatever happens in the future
- She says it is up to her successor to negotiate a deal that is good for the people
So far, Brexit has created a lot of drama within the British political system and led to great conflict within Parliament and ultimately, the resignation of Theresa May as the Prime Minister of the U.K. Since her resignation, the race has been ongoing to find her successor with two candidates emerging as the most likely thus far.
Both candidates have their own supporters within and outside Parliament but now it seems Theresa May will not be giving unconditional support to whoever takes the seat of Prime Minister according to a June 27, 2019 report.
May was recently asked by the press if she would back whichever Brexit outcome occurs with the next prime minister which includes a possibility of a no-deal Brexit and she stated that that amounted to agreeing with whatever happens in the future.
This took place during a meeting with journalists on her official flight to Osaka, Japan for the G20 summit and they stated that it is important that the next prime minister negotiates a deal that Is good for the British people.
“It will be up to my successor to take this forward. To find the majority in Parliament that I was not able to find and to deliver the decision of the British people in 2016.”
By July 23, 2019, the new winner for the Tory Party leadership will be announced between Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson and the winner will be tasked to deliver a Brexit after much back-and-forth within the government.
Boris Johnson, on his part, has stated that the UK must leave the EU by October 31, with or without a deal but that the chances of a no-deal Brexit are slim to none. He also stated that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a further drop in confidence in the government by the British public.
As for Jeremy Hunt, he has said that if the UK gets to October without the prospect of a deal, they will leave without one but also called the Brexit deadline is a fake deadline and could trigger a general election if the no-deal Brexit is rejected by parliament and could lead to another change in government.