By Hossein Yari 

Will Theresa May resign?

November 15, 2017

TEHRAN _ As time passes, the UK prime minister's conditions become harder. After the defeat in the recent election, the conditions of the conservative party have shrunk. This has led some conservative representatives in the British Parliament to support Theresa May's resignation and her removal from power. Other conservative leaders, however, are opposed to the resignation of the prime minister. However, the controversy over Teresa's political situation in Britain continues to be among the members of the conservative party.

Recently, Up to 40 Conservative MPs are now said to be prepared to sign a letter of no confidence in Theresa May. The number has increased in recent weeks, since the Tory conference after Ms May’s Government has been hit by a series of crises. If eight more MPs put their name to the letter it would trigger a vote of no confidence which, if lost, would lead to a Conservative leadership contest.

A senior Tory MP told The Independent: “Patience is wearing very thin and in some cases, it has snapped.”

After Ms May’s disastrous conference speech there were said to be around 35 names on the list, precipitating an attempted coup which failed due to insufficient support. But since then, the sexual harassment scandal, the loss of Sir Michael Fallon and Priti Patel from the cabinet, a severe gaffe by Boris Johnson which led to a British woman facing a longer jail term in Iran and divisions over Brexit have all contributed to fears in the party that Ms May is losing grip.

As the Guardian reported, former Conservative minister has suggested that Theresa May’s ill-fated speech to her party conference in Manchester had left a number of MPs convinced that the time had come for her to resign. Ed Vaizey said that he was finding it “increasingly difficult to see a way forward” and was worried about the state of the party.

“I think there will be quite a few people who will now be pretty firmly of the view that she should resign,” the former culture minister, who was sacked when May took over in 2016 after six years in government, told the BBC.
 “The Tory party conference was a great opportunity to reboot the party and therefore reboot the country to give a clear sense of direction and that did not happen, and so, yes, I am concerned.”
Vaizey’s comments came as another former minister said the prime minister had gone into the party conference two crises away from needing to go, and now had one chance left.
A third quoted Macbeth, saying: “Opinion in the party is moving from, ‘Oh god we better hang ontil after Brexit,’ to ‘If it were done when tis done, then twere well it were done quickly.”

But others questioned the motives of some of those speaking out.

The small business minister, Margot James, told News night: “There are some ex-cabinet ministers or ex-ministers who are extremely embittered individuals who just want to get their own back – on the fact that they don’t feel recognized and, you know, life is full of that, you have to move on, keep going and disregard it. That would be my advice to the prime minister.

What is certain is that Theresa is facing a difficult situation. The prime minister seems unable to overcome the existing difficulties and crises. Some analysts in Britain believe that Teresa will soon step down.

The members of British Conservative Party are also pressing Theresa May to abandon power. Some Conservative members, who are still in shock over the recent general election, believe that May's history of political power has expired and she should resign as Prime Minister David Cameron did. However, May has been able to remain in power with the support of senior party members. The British prime minister has set the date for her resignation, during meetings with some members of the party. According to the Mirror, May has revealed that she will quit on August 30, 2019. It means she has two years to get Britain out of the European Union.
On the one hand, the British prime minister faces dissatisfaction with the members of the conservative party and, on the other hand, has no power to resolve issues and crises such as the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. He has also lost the power of managing the situation in Scotland. In recent months, many Scottish people have called for independence from England and a referendum on this issue.

It seems that party pressure on May to resign from power has intensified. Conservatives rightly believe that May's action in early elections not only led to a reduction in the number of Conservative party representatives in the House of Commons, it also increased the power of Jeremy Corbyn and other Labour party officials. May's incorrect calculation of the domestic situation in Britain and her hopes for victory in the early elections, have put the Conservatives in a difficult situation.

The main question is, who will replace him in the conservative party in the event of the resignation of the British prime minister? According to recent polls in the UK, the conservative party is in no good position and will be defeated by the Labor Party in the next election. Is Teresa's resignation likely to improve the conditions in the conservative party?

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