UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has revealed how her husband, Phillip supported her during the hectic week of discussing Brexit and battling to preserve her position as the Prime Minister.
Calling her husband her “rock,” May said when a revolt erupted among members of her party on Wednesday, the first thing her husband did was pour her a whiskey.
Theresa May is battling to retain her position as the Prime Minister after her government struck the long-sought divorce agreement with the European Union, known as Brexit.
She laid into political opponents, saying their ideas for resolving the biggest stumbling block in EU-UK negotiations — avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit — wouldn’t resolve the problem.
“Some politicians get so embroiled in the intricacies of their argument they forget it is not about this theory or that theory, or does it make me look good,” she said.
While May appeared to have survived the week, her headaches are far from over. Some “Brexiteers” who are not satisfied still think they have the numbers required to trigger a challenge to her leadership within days.
They are aiming for 48 letters of no confidence, the number needed for a vote under Conservative Party rules. So far, more than 20 lawmakers have publicly said they submitted such letters.
As it stands, the draft agreement sees Britain leaving the EU as planned on March 29 but remaining inside the bloc’s single market and bound by its rules until the end of December 2020.
British media reported that several pro-Brexit senior Conservatives, including House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, were trying to persuade May to renegotiate the divorce deal in a way they find more acceptable.
The deal is said to require approval from Britain’s Parliament before the UK leaves the bloc.Search other products