Theresa May formally resigns as British Prime Minister these six mistakes led to downfall of Conservative Party leader
Theresa May formally resigns as British PM - These 6 mistakes led to her downfall
Updated On : 08 Jun 2019, 12:13:16 AM
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday formally resigned as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party, paving the way for a keen contest to decide a new premier who will take charge of the UK's tough divorce negotiations with the European Union. May, 62, handed in her private resignation letter to the backbench 1922 Committee, two weeks after announcing her intention to leave. However, the Conservative Party leader, who had stepped down amid mounting pressure over her repeatedly defeated Brexit deal, will continue as acting prime minister until the party has elected her successor, who will then take charge as the premier. Now, let's have a quick look at of the strategic mistakes of Theresa May that led to her downfall:
Triggering the two-year Article 50 process without a clear strategy of how to approach an incredibly complex set of negotiations is considered to be one of biggest mistakes of May during her tenure as prime minister.
General election of 2017 was the moment she would vaporise Jeremy Corbyn and deliver unto herself the huge parliamentary majority she would need to get her Brexit deal through parliament. However, it did not work out that way.
In the aftermath of the disastrous general election in 2017, the prime minister might have pursued a very different strategy, reaching across to Labour MPs to establish what sort of Brexit might command a majority in the House. But she did not.
After becoming the prime minister, May decided to pursue a ‘hard’ exit, saying that that the UK would leave the single market, customs union, and European Court of Justice, insisting that "Brexit means Brexit."
As her Withdrawal Agreement Bill faced death by a thousand amendments, her plan went horribly wrong, and the government tried to defeat itself by losing to itself, and then lost.
When her Brexit deal was defeated for a third time, with absolutely nowhere left to turn, she stared down the barrel of the TV cameras in 10 Downing Street and tried to hypnotise the nation. It didn’t work.