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From U-Turns To A Woman Prime Minister – 8 Events Within 2-Week Since Brexit



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Jul 09 2016
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Brexit didn’t merely change the political landscape of European Union but also that of United Kingdom. In just 2 weeks since the referendum held on June 23, Britons could not believe their eyes with the amount of changes. For a start, the apocalypse of World War 3 hasn’t happened, as outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron would like them to believe.

 

On the contrary, anti-Brexiteers, including world leaders have been reduced to eat humble pies, making multiple U-turns, humiliating themselves in the process. But that’s not all. Within 2 weeks since the UK voted to leave EU, the world witnessed amazing stories about betrayal, resignation, conspiracy, and loss of prestigious jobs.

Brexit - UK Abandon EU Sinking Ship

{ Event 1 } Former Mayor of London – Boris Johnson – the favourite to take over from David Cameron as British next prime minister was forced to pull out when his own campaign manager – Michael Gove – betrayed him. Spectacularly, Gove announced he would contest for the party leadership instead, at the eleventh hour before formal nominations closed.

 

{ Event 2 } Pro-Brexit ultimate leader, Nigel Farage has resigned as UKIP leader after achieving his political ambition for Britain to leave the EU. Whether he will make a U-turn, as he had done so after the 2015 election, is everybody’s guess. His loyal fans could take a little comfort that he could just do that, after saying he “might have something to give”.

Betrayal - Michael Gove and Boris Johnson

{ Event 3 } After he plunged the knife in the back of his friend Boris Johnson, traitor Michael Gove tried to play dirty again. Gove urged Theresa May’s supporters (MPs) to tactically defeat his closest rival Andrea Leadsom by badmouthing that Leadsom was a weak leader. The plan didn’t work: Theresa May (199 votes) and Andrea Leadsom (84 votes) would contest for the prime ministership. With 46 votes, Gove was eliminated.

 

{ Event 4 } George Osborne, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2010 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2001 who was also the mastermind of “Project Fear”, has made a “U-turn”. Instead of economic apocalypse, Osborne, together with banking giants Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan, now insists the City of London to remain world’s financial centre.

Brexit - US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron

{ Event 5 } After threatened to put UK at the “back of the queue” for a post-Brexit trade deal with America, President Barack Obama made a humiliating U-turn. He shamelessly suggested the reaction to Britain’s Leave result had been overplayed. He admitted there’s “no major cataclysmic changes as a consequence” of Britain quitting the EU. He even hinted UK to strike a deal with EU like Norway.

 

{ Event 6 } Once the fiercest lioness, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has been extremely quiet after Brexit. As next year is election year in Germany, Merkel is plotting to sacrifice scapegoats for her own survival. Her minions, European Parliament president Martin Schulz and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker could be jobless soon.

Martin Schulz (L) and Jean-Claude Juncker – Jobless Soon

{ Event 7 } Emboldened by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Hungarian President Janos Ader has declared – “As president of the republic, I decree that the referendum will be held on October 2.” The referendum is to decide whether to accept mandatory EU quotas for relocating 160,000 migrants, or pay a penalty for them to be housed elsewhere.

 

{ Event 8 } Britain is set to have a second woman Prime Minister, 26 years since Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher left office. Home Secretary Theresa May, who happened to be anti-Brexit, is presently leading with 199 votes from her Parliamentary colleagues, as compared to a junior and little known Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom.

Britain New Woman Prime Minister - Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May

They said a week is a long time in politics. The people of Britain, and the world, would need to wait until 9 September to know the results on who will become the nation’s next Margaret Thatcher, when 150,000 members of Conservative Party decide between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom. That’s 2 months away so anything could happen between now and then.

 

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