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Theresa May: a legacy sunk by Brexit

12 June 2019

February 20, 2016: Cameron confirms that he will campaign for Britain to remain in the 28-nation bloc.

She was forced by her party to agree to set out a timetable for her departure, but asked for time to give lawmakers a fourth chance to vote on the agreement in early June.

Nearly three years since Britain voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union, lawmakers remain at loggerheads over how, when or even whether to leave the EU.

June 24, 2016: Cameron says he will resign in light of the results.

Nigel Farage has delivered a letter to the Prime Minister, and the Tory leadership hopefuls, asking for a place at the Brexit negotiation table.

Glees believes that the long-standing tradition of politics in Britain being dominated by a two-party system, Conservative and Labour, has changed as a result of the impasse over Brexit. In order to do this, the British government would have to invoke Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty. He said Britain was "on course to leave by October 31", but he'd be willing to agree to a further delay if needed to finalize a deal.

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Official nominations to replace her will be received on Monday, and Conservative Party grandees want the selection process to be completed by the end of July. The victor of the election will be announced in the week beginning July 22, and will take over from May as the next prime minister.

Whether the European Union can maintain this hard-line stance remains to be seen but regardless of who becomes the next United Kingdom leader, it seems certain they will be tackling the future relationship with Europe under the guise of the Withdrawal Agreement already drawn up under Mrs May. So if Farage's party can't win a British parliamentary seat in Peterborough, it augers badly, according to some pollsters, for it to actually capture seats elsewhere. Hustings for all nominees will be held in Parliament on Tuesday and Wednesday. She seeks further concessions from the EU.

The by-election was triggered when the incumbent Labour lawmaker, Fiona Onasanya, was ousted by constituents in a recall petition, owing to a conviction in relation to a speeding offense.

This meant she could not be challenged for another 12 months.

January 15, 2019: The Brexit deal comes back to Parliament, where it is overwhelmingly defeated in a 432-202 vote.

The Conservative Party has been badly stung by the emerging Brexit Party, launched just two months ago by veteran Eurosceptic Nigel Farage.

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But in one humiliation after another for May, the plan has been rejected three times by Parliament, doomed by both lawmakers who wanted more of a clean break and those who wanted a softer Brexit that kept close economic ties to the bloc.

May's carefully crafted Brexit deal with the bloc has been thrown out three times by Parliament, and departure day has been postponed from March 29 until October 31.

Donald Trump flew in, the Tory leadership race hotted up, and Labour saw off the Brexit Party in Peterborough.

May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control over the direction of Britain's tortuous departure from the European Union.

Theresa May's resignation as Tory leader on Friday formally starts the race to replace her, although in reality the contest is already well under way.

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Theresa May: a legacy sunk by Brexit