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Cameron to quit Wednesday; Theresa May to be new British PM

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“We will have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening,” Cameron said in a brief statement outside the leader’s official London residence.

In Dear Sincerity: It Is A Chance Not Worth Taking To Achieve Ends No One Has Defined.

Bitter not sweet.

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tRump™ will be available after November and can help Make Britain Great Again by negotiating with the EU on behalf of the UK. The previous deals were bad, very bad, in fact sad, very sad, negotiated by losers.

England will be winning so much they'll get sick of it.

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Thank god the vile Leadsom dropped out. Lying on her CV, belittling childless women, and having links to the Neocons and Tea Party in USA.

CrazyJoe:

Yeah, crazy. Come November, May will be dealing with Clinton. That's if there isn't another general election in UK by then. After the Bush-Blair fiasco, I think the UK would do well to cut links with the Republicans.

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No more that famous breathing space until October.

Will the EU put immediate pressure on Theresa May to invoke Article 50, and will she then appoint someone hard-working like David Cameron to head the negotiating team?

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We in the U.S. need to study the marvelous brevity of the election process in the U.K., Canada and elsewhere. The absurd length, complexity and hideous expense of the U.S. "system" screams out for substantial reform.

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"Thank god the vile Leadsom dropped out. Lying on her CV, belittling childless women, and having links to the Neocons and Tea Party in USA"

Dishonesty and reactionary opinions are bad enough but links to the Tea Party are terrifying. Keep the Tea Party in the isolation wards of the third world states of the union and don't allow visitors.

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“She is in a position of leading a country which wants to have its cake and eat it — which wants to leave the EU but yet have access to the single market without free movement of people,” said Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London.

Brexit deception in a nutshell.

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It was May who brought in the non-EU spouse visa rules that mean that if you're British, you need a guaranteed job with a twenty grand salary just to get a spouse visa for your partner. A spouse visa that still doesn't qualify your partner for any benefits for five years. The salary requirement goes up about 3,000 pounds per child. Conversely, if you are EU, you can take a non-EU spouse into the UK on a UK spouse visa. That's until Brexit happens, of course.

You can qualify through savings but it has to be in cash. Real estate and other assets do not count. I think its about 10 million yen. That's in cash, and has to be in place beforehand.

The net result for me personally is that I'd probably have to leave my family in Japan if my parents ever got so sick that I had to go back to the UK. The alternative would be my wife, mother to three UK citizens, having to do a visa run every few months. For a planned return to the UK, we'd have to sell our house in Japan, probably a year before we go.

This widely lambasted and vindictive rule was introduced by someone Associated Press showed "solid, unflashy competence". Migration to the UK was over three hundred thousand last year, so it has had no effect in stopping "them" "coming over here and..." or whatever divide and rule expression takes your fancy.

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England will be winning so much they'll get sick of it.

It not if you win or lose, but how you play the game. No more taking crap fron EU.

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Good to see a woman as PM for the UK again, but have no idea how she'll make a success of Brexit

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With apologies to Monty Python:

When danger reared its ugly head

He bravely turned his tail and fled

Yes, brave Sir David turned about

And gallantly he chickened out

Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir David

...and Sir Boris, and Sir Nigel, and Sir Michael

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kohakuebisu

I'm in the same boat. My wife and I were thinking of going back to the UK but we've pretty much given up, even though I own a flat there and paying the mortgage...

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Oh, I forgot Lady Leaves'Em!

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"belittling childless women"

very foolish, tasteless remarks for a PM candidate.

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As usual, it takes a woman to fix England's problems that have been caused by silly, gutless, incompetent men... Elizabeth I, Margaret Thatcher and Now Theresa May.

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Thatcher mkII. Surely she can't be quite as vile as her? She'll try and run her close though. Desperate times for the UK.

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Electorate : "Please, please make the noises stop"

May: "Mummy make it better"

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Cameron should apologise for misleading parliament. Several times during prime minister's questions he said he would lead the negotiations to leave the EU in the event of a "leave" victory in the referendum. Instead, he ran away from the mess he created as fast as possible.

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"Thatcher mkII. Surely she can't be quite as vile as her? She'll try and run her close though. Desperate times for the UK."

I despise the Tories but May is a lesser evil in my view when you looked at Johnson, Gove or Leadsom. Thatcher was an amoral, disgusting failure. I don't see May going the same dark way.

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52% of "Brits" got more than they bargained for. They voted Leave and got the added bonus of Theresa May. As for the people commenting about her foreign spouse policies, I always say to people that if you don't want to live in Japan (that means retire and die here), don't marry a local. You'll never be able to leave once kids come along. You'll never convince your wife to leave her parents behind. Your wife probably won't pass the English test that is required for UK residence. Oh, and you won't be able to afford it. Think very carefully.

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You'll never be able to leave once kids come along. You'll never convince your wife to leave her parents behind.

I know a number of people who have left after getting married and having kids.

But there is no doubt that it is much more difficult to do so.

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I don't want to leave Japan, well not for the UK at least. However, I don't like having the option removed due to draconian policies that punish British citizens in stable, obviously non-sham long-term marriages, fourteen years for me, with British citizens for children. That kind of person should be the lowest priority target for stopping immigration. Anyway, if May is going to be PM, there is zero hope of someone else coming along and reversing the law she introduced. Not in the short term anyway.

My missus would leave tomorrow if I suggested moving to Hawaii. Her parents wouldn't get a second thought!

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We in the U.S. need to study the marvelous brevity of the election process in the U.K.

Less of an election and more of a coup d'état where the plotters, despite prevailing, screamed the folly of their quest to blissfully ignorant, deaf ears. Weird to the power of weird.

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