British Prime Minister – Theresa May promised to set a timetable in the first week of June for the election of her successor after the next Brexit vote.
A meeting in this regard will be held post an agreement in the first week of June. May would resign if she loses the vote on her Brexit plan. It is expected that Boris Johnson would run for leader if Theresa leaves, however she can be challenged until December as she survived confidence vote of MP’s last year.
May will be under tremendous pressure to leave Downing Street, courtesy poor results in the recent elections held in England. Reports allege, it will be difficult for May to stay if MPs reject hers Brexit plans, as it will be the fourth time, her plan will be rejected. Grant Shapps welcomed the announcement that a timetable would be set out for Theresa’s departure, suggesting it would inject greater ambition and dynamism into the Brexit process.
As per Former party chairman, Brexit bill had no chance of passing in its current state but holding another vote would allow Theresa to demonstrate. Tory Phillip Lee suggested that replacing May would not help to solve the crisis, and forcing her to resign also does not stand in the interests of the Conservative Party nor of the United Kingdom. Jeremy Corbyn and his party would not support the Withdrawal of Agreement Bill unless it guaranteed membership of a customs union with the EU, and protect workers’ rights, consumer rights, and environmental rights, whereas Vince Cable and his party have no objections supporting the bill if it was subject to a confirmatory public vote.
Though MPs have rejected the agreement thrice in the EU, Theresa would have final chance to gain their support through common votes on the agreement bill which will be held in the week beginning June 3.