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UK's Theresa May doubles down on plan to run for 2022 elections

UK's Theresa May doubles down on plan to run for 2022 elections”

It was meant to silence her critics, but by pledging to lead the Conservative Party into the next election, British Prime Minister Theresa May instead unleashed a wave of derision from her foes. She also confirmed the 2022 election was in her sights. "There is an important job to be done in the United Kingdom, we stand at a really critical time in the UK".

Following the snap general election in June when May's Conservatives lost their overall majority, May faced calls for her to quit, fueling speculation that she would leave 10 Downing Street before the run-up to the next election to enable a successor to take the lead.

And another critic, Nicky Morgan, who lost her position as education minister when May entered power after the Brexit referendum past year, said it would be hard for May to lead the Conservatives into the next election due in 2022.

"We need to get the Brexit deal right, deliver the right deal for the people of the UK".

But it is the threat from Labour, which has seen its standing in the polls increase since the election, that in part might keep May in her position for longer than some think.

High profile Tory MPs have told City A.M. they are minded not to rebel over the coming Brexit bill, with one saying the Prime Minister had scraped through sufficiently to suggest she could remain in the top job until 2019, characterising the next couple of years as "bumpy stability". "I'm in this for the long term".

"I think it is too early to be talking about going on and on, as Margaret Thatcher once said".

"They will know that re-running the last election is not a good idea. You can't go pretending it wasn't anything other than a disastrous result".

Asked during a visit to Japan whether she wanted to lead the Conservative Party into the next election, May said: "Yes".

But some lawmakers have come out to defend the Prime Minister.

United Kingdom foreign secretary Boris Johnson, among the candidates in line to step in as the prime minister, continued to back May. "I am here to support her", he told the BBC during his ongoing official visit to Nigeria.

"We need to get Brexit done".

The Prime Minister has used her trip to push the message she wants her premiership to stand for more than Brexit.

Britain is in a third round of Brexit talks with the European Union, but progress has been slow for May's government.

Johnson added that he thought Britain was "going to get a great deal" in Brexit negotiations.

Talks devolved this week into a brawl over how much Britain should pay to leave the European Union, an issue that must be settled before the parties discuss their future relationship.



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