Theresa May is right to resign. She’s now accepted what the country’s known for months: she can’t govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party. Whoever becomes the new Tory leader must let the people decide our country’s future, through an immediate General Election.
Theresa May is right to resign. She’s now accepted what the country’s known for months: she can’t govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party.
Whoever becomes the new Tory leader must let the people decide our country’s future, through an immediate General Election.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 24, 2019
Jeremy Corbyn gave a damning indictment of Theresa May’s premiership as he called for an “immediate general election” following her resignation.
The Labour leader said it was “right” for her to have left the post, adding: “Whoever becomes the new Conservative leader must let the people decide our country’s future, through an immediate general election.”
In a statement released after Mrs May announced her resignation, he said: “She has now accepted what the country has known for months: she cannot govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party.
“The burning injustices she promised to tackle three years ago are even starker today.
“The Conservative Party has utterly failed the country over Brexit and is unable to improve people’s lives or deal with their most pressing needs.
“Parliament is deadlocked and the Conservatives offer no solutions to the other major challenges facing our country.”
Commenting on the leadership race to replace her, he added: “The last thing the country needs is weeks of more Conservative infighting followed by yet another unelected Prime Minister.”
Tom Watson continued in his is role of Tory cheerleader announcing:
Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson said Mrs May had an “unenviably difficult job” and deemed that “she did it badly”.
In a statement he said: “She tried to do what was right for our country. But she failed because by the time she realised the need for compromise it was too late.
“History will record she was honourable in her intentions. To those who have plotted in her downfall to further their own ambitions, the ideological fanatics who won’t stop until they have cut off all our ties with Europe, history will not be so kind.”
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