24 May 2019: Finally, we’re looking at the last dismal days of May! She’s leaving after months of intense pressure by her own party and ultimately non-cooperation by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and other political opponents.
The British PM has just announced her long overdue resignation, and tearing up at the end of her brief speech – screengrab below – given in front of the PM’s iconic official residence.
Her formal departure date is June 7 when she stands down as Troy chief but she will only relinquish the premiership when successor is selected, probably around mid-July.
Theresa May stubbornly clung to office despite that she’d become so unpopular not only most of her country but even her own cabinet wanted her to vacate No.10 Downing Street.
Two days ago (Wed.), House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quit after earlier spates of resignations by Mrs May’s ‘cabinet secretaries’ or what we call ministers. Leadsom‘s signal was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
So ineffectual was Mrs May’s leadership her lacklustre conservative party fell behind Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party and arch rival Labour, and just slightly ahead of the Lib Dems (12%) in the ongoing EU elections.
The Brits voted yesterday with Tory polled at only 14 percent in popularity (voter intent) compared to frontrunner Brexit at 31 percent. Results will be known by Sunday. For sure the British public is speaking their dissatisfaction through the ballot box.
BELOW: Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is tipped to replace Theresa May
Mrs May failed to deliver her country’s exit from the EU as promised by the 2016 UK referendum. Her Brexit bill was rejected three times by the House of Commons (British parliament).
Harapan too is failing to deliver the manifesto it promised Malaysia’s overly hopeful voters. And thus the ineffectual Harapan minority government will also eventually not last beyond one term. This is the logic of postmodern politics.
(Source: Internet live feed, Malaysian time: 6.15pm)
POSTSCRIPT: Hahaha, Donald Trump is likely to outlast the 3Ms (May, Merkel, Macron) – the sophisticates who looked down their snooty European noses at his gauche nationalism.