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Mayday? Pressure builds on Theresa May to announce plans to quit

Rumours are circling that discussions are under way for a timetable on when the prime minter should resign.

Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Saturday to set out plans for her departure, leading British newspapers reported, as her Brexit strategy lay in tatters just weeks before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union.

Read: Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum

May’s Brexit deal has been defeated twice by lawmakers, and while she has secured a delay to Brexit until at least April 12, she hinted on Friday that she would not bring back the plan for another vote next week if she was not confident it would pass.

May’s office declined to comment on a report in The Times newspaper that discussions on a timetable for the prime minister to stand down were now under way.

But a Downing Street source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the report was incorrect.

“News to me,” the source said. “No, it’s not correct.”

The Times quoted an unidentified Downing Street source saying that even her closest allies believed it was inevitable she would have to resign.

The Daily Telegraph said that senior ministers had urged May to quit, and Buzzfeed reported that one lawmaker, a “whip” responsible for party discipline, had told her to set out plans to quit in the Sunday newspapers.

“She needs to set out a timetable for her departure and try to get her meaningful vote through. That’s the best way forward,” the Telegraph quoted an unnamed cabinet minister as saying.

Betting odds indicate there is now a 20 percent chance that May will be out of her job by the end of this month, Ladbrokes said on Saturday.

Brexit had been due to happen on March 29 before May secured a delay in talks with the European Union on Thursday.

Now a May 22 departure date will apply if parliament rallies behind the British prime minister next week. If it does not, Britain will have until April 12 to offer a new plan or decide to leave the European Union without a treaty. 

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Theresa May’s brexit was the worst process imaginable. Just incredibly bad.

Right to the death she is showing that she’s learnt nothing along the way.

David Cameron’s was worse! Called a referendum without thinking through the execution of the decision and then buggered off to leave the mess for others to sort out!!!

2500 years ago, the Greeks invented democracy.

Since then, we haven’t made much improvement to the system.

Referendum’s should only be taken seriously if more than 75% of the electorate participate. Not sure why UK took the opinion poll of 2016 so seriously.

…..Britain has had to cough up more & more for the EU expansion of post Soviet Union countries. Albeit the Baltic nations have performed, the Balkans are struggling

Then the PIGS economy showed fissures & stress (Portugal, Ireland, Greece & Spain). Here northern EU nations bailed out, Greece being the big blowout, resulting in Germany strong arming northern EU nations

Now Italy is seriously wobbling. Debt to GDP is highest in the EU

It could be a bigger disaster than Greece ( As Greececreally has no manufacturing other than feta cheese)

The EU is also a government of technocrats which is never democratic

So the British know the EEC becoming the EU and the Euro really favoring one nation, Germany was an eventually reason to depart and I think the regulations of being a member are not as attractive as the global economy as a whole considering the EU getscto say which nations can trade with individual EU nations

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