Monday, July 11, 2016

Great Britain: David Camerom to resign Wednesday - Theresa May to be next Prime Minister

The Tory leadership contest is over and Theresa May is the last man... er woman, standing. Mr. Cameron will go to the Palace on Wednesday to resign. Immediately after which the Queen will ask Mrs. May to form the next government.


rabidgandhi said...

Wasn't it the same Mr Cameron who told Gordon Brown he had no legitimacy to rule without calling a general election?

Charming how principles are so malleable amongst the Oxbridge elite.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

I am shocked! Shocked I say, to discover that politicians are hypocrites. All of which said, the call for an early general election is just a desperate move by Corbyn and his (few) remaining allies to force a party that has had enough of his nuttiness to rally around him. Most polls show that Labour would lose between 50-100 seats if a snap election were held. The new PM might do very well to accede to to this demand.

rabidgandhi said...

You should clarify that by referring to Corbyn's "(few) remaining allies" you are referring to the Blairite Labour MPs, not the general population. Last week over 600,000 people joined the Labour Party precisely to support Corbyn against the Blairite "Chicken Coup".

Secondly, the political ground is shifting so quickly in the UK (or what's left of it) that it would not be in the Tories' interest to call elections. Yes, Labour is in the middle of a Corbyn-led revolution as the rank and file oust the neo-con Blair faction, but if that revolution is ultimately successful, then many Conservative MPs might very well find themselves in peril as well, especially the many Remain MPs in districts that voted Leave.

The Tories played with election fire once this year and got badly burned, they would be foolish to do so again.