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.

Like this


01 September 2017
Zeegelaar signs four-year deal at Watford
Watford have announced that they have completed the signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Marvin Zeegelaar . Watford have signed Sporting Lisbon defender Marvin Zeegelaar on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

01 September 2017
United States awards contracts for Mexico border wall prototypes
In addition, contracts for as many as four other prototypes built of other materials will be awarded as soon as next week. The Trump administration has selected four US companies to build concrete prototype designs for the US-Mexico border wall.

01 September 2017
Which insiders are trading Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)?
State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its stake in shares of Caterpillar by 58.4% in the first quarter. (NYSE:CAT). It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $70.10B company.

01 September 2017
Skype Lite now allows users to send messages through SMS
As the app name states, Skype Lite is a lightweight version of Skype and is optimized for 2G and slower data networks. Now, Microsoft is announcing yet another great Skype Lite feature to help you be more productive: SMS Insights .

01 September 2017
Costco Wholesale US comp sales up 7.4% in August
Alkeon Capital Management Llc decreased Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 720,160 shares to 642,340 valued at $74.40M in 2016Q4. Moreover, Norinchukin Bancshares The has 0.18% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 48,707 shares.

01 September 2017
FBI releases results of Rita Maze death investigation
She moved to Great Falls after her husband accepted a job in the city. "That's the last thing she heard". The cause and manner of death were later determined by the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office.

01 September 2017
Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop
The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 4 percent compared with the previous week. As far as ARMs go, 5 year interest rates at TD Bank are available starting at 2.750% and an April of 3.876%.

01 September 2017
Hart is England's best - Southgate defends under-fire goalkeeper
Wayne Rooney was in the starting eleven for Southgate however less than a year later he's announced his retirement from worldwide duty.

01 September 2017
Charter Communications (CHTR) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds
On average, equities research analysts expect that Charter Communications, Inc. will post $0.60 EPS for the current fiscal year. Pivotal Research maintained Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) on Wednesday, February 22 to "Neutral" rating.

01 September 2017
New PSG signing Mbappe scores first goal for France
The French are back on top of qualifying Group A, three points clear of Sweden , who were beaten 3-2 in Bulgaria . The victory keeps Portugal in second place in Group B behind Switzerland , who eased past Andorra 3-0.