The crucial Brexit vote was postponed by the British government, which was scheduled for the first week of June. British prime minister, Theresa May, is focusing on guiding her country out of the European Union.
May’s failure in gathering the MPs support for the divorce deal that she has struck with the European Union has brought her under intense pressure to resign. The proposed deal has already been turned down thrice by the British parliament, causing a delay in the Brexit vote, which was originally scheduled to happen on March 29, 2019.
In the meantime, many leading members of the ruling Conservative Party, including those from her own cabinet, are coming forward to take May’s place when she quits. The Brexit conundrum has caused Theresa May to lose as many as 50 members of her government including 12 cabinet members. The latest to exit from her cabinet was of one of the strongest Brexit backers, Andrea Leadsom. “I no longer believe that our approach will deliver on the (2016) referendum results.” Leadsom wrote in her resignation letter. The government’s representative in the parliament, Leadsom cited May’s handling of Brexit as the reason for her resignation, which was cited by at least 33 other people who resigned from her government.