Britons have mixed feelings on May’s future as PM

Britons have mixed feelings on May’s future as PM

LONDON, March 26 (NNN-BERNAMA-ANADOLU) — With the fate of Brexit and the UK set to be revealed in the next two weeks, Prime Minister Theresa May is clinging to the premiership, reported Anadolu Agency.

Whether she will remain in power remains to be seen, and people on the street have mixed opinions on her way of handling Brexit and her leadership.

“I think she has gone as far as she can,” said David Johnson.

 “I think we should have had a Brexiteer in the first place because May was a Remainer. She has chosen Remainers in the cabinet,” Johnson told Anadolu Agency.

Johnson said the problem with May was trying to maintain some sort of balance between Remainers and Brexiteers in the government.

“It is like throwing 20 cats and 20 dogs in a cage and expecting them to agree and be nice to each other, and it is not happening,” he said.

Johnson said he believes that if the UK remains in the European Union, British democracy would be destroyed and “chaos” would follow.  

Elle, who declined to give her last name, said responsibility for the mess in Britain should be shared by the entire parliament.

“Parliament needs to take decisions. It is not down to just one person,” she said.

“I am not happy at all with the way this has been handled. The main thing I am not happy about is the fact that there is not enough consultation.”

She went on to say: “May said so many times that she knew what people think.”

“I am angry and distressed. And I am not alone…Our voice is not being heard, and I don’t feel represented enough.”

Steve Bray, a political activist who has been dubbed “Mr. Stop Brexit” as he has been shouting ‘Stop Brexit!’ on College Green opposite the Houses of Parliament, thinks May should continue as prime minister.

“Better the devil you know, to be honest,” he said, speaking to Anadolu Agency.

“We don’t want a Brexiteer in.

“Whatever happens, this is the worst government this country has ever had.”

“We are absolutely never leaving the EU,” he added.

May’s popularity within her own party and with the government’s de facto partner, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), has plummeted after a series of failures.

After calling a snap election last year, May lost the parliamentary majority for her party.

She also failed to secure her Brexit deal with historic defeats in two votes in the House of Commons. Her agreement with the EU about an Irish backstop — a measure which would come into force to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland — and the recent extension agreement were other factors playing a part in her declining popularity.

Last weekend, some British media outlets argued that May would be ousted soon as premier as some ministers were unhappy with her leadership.

But following a meeting Sunday with some cabinet ministers and Conservative MPs, her office released a statement saying she had not been asked to leave office.


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