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Tearful British PM May says she will resign on June 7

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Should have gone six months ago when it was obvious her Brexit deal was headed for a record defeat and the Tories held the Vote of No Confidence in her. She postponed the vote on the deal to January, where it got the predicted record defeat and has been hanging on and not listening since.

She is also personally responsible for Windrush and the non-EU spouse laws which split up UK citizens' families, so I have no sympathy whatsoever.

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Well, it's clear now that a hard Brexit is on the cards, with the next muppet up being a Brexiteer.Things are gonna get a whole lot worse before they get better.Interesting times though; Trade wars and union pullouts.All boils down to one thing: Money and capitalism at its ugliest.

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All so humiliating and undignified. Politically grotesque, three years when government could have been preparing business for a orderly exit what left is chaos and disorder.

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Ok. Who next?

I know I have a visceral dislike of the Tories, but I don’t see anyone to inspire confidence looking for the job, That disgraceful opportunist and liar Johnson is the bookies favourite.

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The worst Prime Minister in British history. Full of nothing but sound bites. Pretending to be tone-deaf to the mood and wishes of the country, when in actual fact, she was just driving headlong with her own agenda (or those she serves). Completely out of her own depth and underqualified. Refused to relinquish the position for more than two years.

Yes, there is a certain admirable quality to stubbornness and determination, but there was nothing to admire about her recalcitrance. She tried her best to water-down Brexit, or make it as painful as possible so that the public would feel worn down and give up. She lost. Glad she's gone.

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As long as she does not resign without a replacement ready to step in during this present emergency. (That would be the height of folly, like the captain jumping first off a sinking ship.)

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The chancer Boris Johnson to take over. The only options on the table will be no deal or a second referendum.

Given that no Tory can stand on a 2nd referendum ticket, it means "no deal". Britain will become the only country in the world without any trade agreement, giving up its free trade agreement with the world's largest trading block.

And the country will have an accelerated long-term decline.

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The chancer Boris Johnson to take over.

Not a done deal but it’s always something to fear. One thing to cheer me up is there was, and hopefully still is, a stop Johnson feeling among many Tory MPs.

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Good riddance to May, the Tories and the assorted Brexiteers and nationalist loonies they have spawned. Since many MPs are reluctant to take the risk of a second referendum, revocation of Article 50 is the only clean and clear way out of the 3 year impasse that has blighted British society. Corbyn has been keeping his Brexit cards close to his chest, but he'll soon have to show his final hand and throw the Tories' Brexit baby out with its foul bathwater before binning their nauseating and noxious austerity agenda. Schadenfreude in spades!

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Brexit is almost as dumb as building a wall to stop crime. 

Please forgive this simplistic view of a highly emotional and complicated situation.  But If the merging of EU countries could be likened to contributing ingredients to bake a cake, one cannot expect to take back the flour once the cake has been baked. It is for this reason the feasibility of a clean and successful Brexit seems highly unlikely, if not impossible.

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Well, it's clear now that a hard Brexit is on the cards, with the next muppet up being a Brexiteer.

It'll be a vast improvement over May.

Things are gonna get a whole lot worse before they get better.

But they will get better and Britain will be way better off having control of their own country rather than being dictated to by globalists in Brussels.

Brexit is almost as dumb as building a wall to stop crime

The majority of Britons disagree with you.

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The next leader of he conservative party, will by default be Prime Minster so will need to have a coherent strategy, programme and policies to decide Britain immediate future, will have to negotiate through a deeply divided parliament a Brexit agenda.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, horror of horrors for the Brussels EU Commission. And to make matter worse a politically rejuvenated Nigel Farage seated in the European Parliament spitting nails, blowing raspberries.

So the next leader of the conservative party must call a General Election, although politically risky, parties must campaign, for once like there political lives depended on it.

Let see what these politicians are really made of, Farage, Johnson, etc, etc It is time the public, electorate really got right under candidates finger nails. No holes barred debate, manifestos put under the spotlight, every line, every word.

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I don't think there was any path to non-failure for her. She was in an impossible situation. Maybe she was incompetent within that situation, maybe not, but either way she was doomed.

I think this will be better. An election gives a mandate to someone.

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But they will get better

There is no way you could know that. Nobody could know that. Not even Tucker Carlson or Judge Jinny could know that.

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I honestly did not believe Theresa May would resign, so respects to Theresa May, especially since my past comments have been so disingenuous.

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No holes barred debate

In the finest British naval tradition, eh?

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A very poor PM, and an even worse Home Secretary, but hindered by one of the worst cabinets/ government in recent times.

The public feel that the Conservative party have betrayed them, and a number of MPS will now lose their seats.

They just have to make sure Corbyn stays out of Number 10!

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She is also personally responsible for Windrush and the non-EU spouse laws which split up UK citizens' families, so I have no sympathy whatsoever.

And the laws which took away expats right to vote after 15 years. An absolute disgrace of a politician, totally lacking in any human warmth, empathy or even basic humanity. A soulless robot wthout the slightest redeeming feature, happy to keep the jackboot of austerity on the nation's neck.

She was ready to sacrifice the country to save the Tory Party and then sacrifice the Tory Party to save her own miserable career. Only the war criminal Tony Blair, with the blood of 900,000 dead on his hands, has ever been worse.

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The mind boggles, David Varnes, sounds painful, enough to make the eyes water.

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If we end up with two cads, one in White House, and the other Boris, in Downing Street, I'm going to have to seriously consider leaving this planet for another.

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They just have to make sure Corbyn stays out of Number 10!

At least better than the Tories can offer. We need a general election.

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The majority of Britons disagree with you.

No the leave vote was about 15 million, so a majority of the referendum vote but not the majority of 65 million people.

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The next PM should be one of those hardliners who caused Brexit in the first place. They caused this, they should be at the forefront of this whole process. They should be in charged of the negotiations and the whole process. After all, they are the ones who campaigned for Brexit, so they should be the ones to deliver it, and of course, most important of all, the ones to take responsibility for the outcome. But of course i know that's not going to happen. They are rats. They will again put someone in charge of the process that didn't even want Brexit in the first place, and again start criticizing them for everything without offering any solutions themselves or taking any responsibility for anything. They want somebody else to take responsibility for them while they watch the show from aside. All talk but no walk. I would love to see Nigel and that other guy with the long hat on the negotiating table with the EU. Let's see how taught they are in action.

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She was a failure.

Of course she cried.

My advice: Learn to code... I mean...

Learn

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Dance

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She should have gone a year ago. Useless, unelected, unelectable harridan, clinging onto the "power" she never earned with an obscene bung to Irish radicals, grotesquely unfit for the office.

For a while, I got to the stage of feeling sorry for her, which is no place for a leader to be. But now she just stands as a totem of impotent pig-headedness. Good riddance to her.

The only proble is the stark fact that there is not a single figure in with a shout of the role of PM remotely qualified or capable of executing it. The clown Johnson, the toad Gove or the geography supply-teacher Corbyn? God help them.

This England that was wont to conquer others/hath made a shameful conquest of herself.

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If I were May, I would fight to reverse the course.

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The Tories abandoned the working classes long ago and nothing more than some sort of nationalistic rightwing party. They feel deserted economically.

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Should have gone six months ago when it was obvious her Brexit deal was headed for a record defeat and the Tories held the Vote of No Confidence in her. 

On the bright side, after a short and orderly campaign to choose a new leader, her successor can throw together a brilliant deal that the Tories can totally get behind. Some lucky beggar is about to be given the chance to really shine.

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The Tories abandoned the working classes long ago and nothing more than some sort of nationalistic rightwing party

What worries me is there are issues aside from Brexit. Of course it’s an enormous issue and the leader will probably be chosen based on his or her plan to go forward with this. To take the example of Johnson, underneath the stupid games for the cameras he is tooth-and-claw, rank Tory elitist trash who makes May look like a moderate.

This man will bring a whole new meaning to the ‘nasty’ in ‘nasty party’ if given the chance.

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Boris is an upper class twit and cad who cares little for the working people.

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@zichi

I saw Esther McVey, a scouse Tory, is in the running. I was hoping to find she was from one of the areas just outside the city with no joy.

The idea of a scouse Tory running the country is a disgrace to the city.

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The two things that don't belong in Liverpool are the Sun Newspaper, and the Tory Twit Party.

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If you can't hear...feel. My grandmother used to say.Oh Britain will feel the pain alright of a hard Brexit.So glad I left yonks ago.Get in there Boris and screw things up like people who voted for Brexit deserve. Chop,chop.

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Brexit is almost as dumb as building a wall to stop crime

Apples and kiwis comparison

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The majority of Britons disagree with you.

No the leave vote was about 15 million, so a majority of the referendum vote...

As if you didn't know that's what I was referring to. The majority of voters.

If we end up with two cads, one in White House, and the other Boris, in Downing Street, I'm going to have to seriously consider leaving this planet for another.

I hear Mars is nice and cool, no global warming there.

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If we end up with two cads, one in White House, and the other Boris, in Downing Street, I'm going to have to seriously consider leaving this planet for another.

I hear Mars is nice and cool, no global warming there.

Mars is a hoax created by the Chinese.

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The next UK PM needs to be someone very wise, but not in it for themselves. I vote for Bran Stark.

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The next UK PM needs to be someone who can keep the country together and afloat post-Brexit.

Despite what some people believe, Britain still has great manufacturing in certain sectors, especially in engineering. Also, banks won't start abandoning London for the EU mainland because London has the reputation, experience and facilities already established to provide high quality financial services. Having the fifth largest economy and being the centre of the commonwealth also guarantees its clout on the international stage as well. However, Britain will have to pull its socks up and tread carefully to survive Brexit.

One also has to be mindful that the EU is fragmenting from the inside with the rise of nationalist parties. It's possibly a matter of time before the EU crumbles anyway.

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She needs a break, from Political Life - as too do the Majority (if not All) of her Peers on both sides.

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Though she should have set her resignation date as next Friday, the end of May...

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UK will survive without EU, but it is eternal pain for EU without UK.

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UK will survive without EU, but it is eternal pain for EU without UK.

Lol. Two times.

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cracaphat, UK will compromise if she is convinced that UK will not be able to survive without EU. EU will compromise if she believes that EU has no pain to let UK go. If EU let UK go, who will be the next tomorrow ? UK has to be punished, that is the bottom line.

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"UK will survive without EU, but it is eternal pain for EU without UK."

EU's GDP: 18.8 trillion

GB;s GDP: 2.622 trillion

And this is just the smaller part of how small Britain is vis the EU as a whole.

Brexiteers always forget the most basic: this is not Britain versus Germany, or France or Liechtenstein!!!

This is a "fight" against 28; everyone sane must know who will be the winner in this scrap.

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Good riddance! Bring on Boris! Brexit NOW!

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Peeping_Tom, I didn't say that UK will win, I said UK will survive. I didn't say that EU will lose, I said EU will be pain. Everyone sane will understand it correctly.

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The referendum is a joke, from scientific point of view.

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"I said EU will be pain.@

The EU will be a pain! In Britain's proverbial.

Anyone sane will understand and figure that.

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hahaha, EU will be both pain and a pain.

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"If EU let UK go, who will be the next tomorrow "

Nobody; it seems you're not keeping up with the news, Akie.

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"you know and all knows that 90% of news you read are fake news."

Yeah, I know; and the moon is made of cheese.

"Support for EU membership above 80% in most member states amid Brexit mess"

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brexit-eu-survey-italy-ireland-portugal-eurosceptic-poll-a8888126.html

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And it's a lovely day, here in "sunny" Albion.

Arrivederci.

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Good riddance May!

Brexit WILL happen, the voting public sent a clear message!

Lolling hard at the whining Remoaners!

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Meanwhile, the UK's top-selling album of the week (beating all records apparently) is named "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent". Prophetic somewhat??

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Brexit thrown into total confusion if that is possible because May confused the issues. She stated for so long, "we are leaving on March 26!" The tories dragged on the Brexit that the common person has no idea what is happening.

The Tory cowards won't call an election because they know they'll lose.

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So passes the worst prime minister in UK history. Bye, idiot.

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You wouldn't see Angela Merkel blubbering like that.What happened the stiff upper lip.Feels like that song lyric "clowns to the left of me jokers to the right ,here I am stuck in the EU"!!!

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Bye-bye Little Miss Incompetent.

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Theresa, youre the only one crying.

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