Not in the UK’s interests for Theresa May to remain as prime Minister
The recent vote of confidence forced on the Prime Minister by her own MP’s dissatisfied with her performance saw the large number of 117 against her and 200 for her, a poor result indeed.
It seems that this vote would have been worse if she had not committed to leaving as Prime Minister after the Brexit negotiations have concluded.
One of the key factors which brought on this vote, was that the DUP was not on board with the government, but even those who voted for Theresa May, seemed blind to that obvious fact.
It can hardly be in the best interests of a country to have a Prime Minister conducting negotiations on behalf of the UK, when only about a third of MP’s of all parties actually support her Brexit deal so far. It can hardly be in the best interests of the UK either, to have a Prime Minister during these negotiations, who will not be around to see through the aftermath of them.
It could well be her mishandling her dealings with the DUP which have brought about this crisis in her leadership, which simply will not go away until she goes.
It is not use to any nation, let alone the UK at this critical stage in our history, to have a wounded and weakened Prime Minister.
She has misjudged Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds, and in doing so, has not only put at risk a sensible Brexit, but risked her own political career too.
Theresa May did not have a list of political achievements in the Home Office or elsewhere before she became Prime Minister. She has had no real political achievements as Prime Minister either. She has messed up and made complicated, a Brexit process which could have been easy and straightforward.
In the course of doing this, she has divided the UK and brought back the conflict of the EU referendum.
Throughout her tenure of office, her trust, integrity and honesty have been tarnished.
Her dedication and hard work have been revealed to have a downside of arrogance and a disturbing over- belief that she is always right, whatever others say.
Those people who admire Arlene Foster do so because she is seen to have personal attributes and family values. In particular, it because she is not only strong but,significantly, is prepared to listen and to act on what others say.
The DUP dimension could well bring about the end of Theresa May’s premiership, but it will not be their fault. It will be because of the mayhem which is of Theresa’s own making.
It is noteworthy that David Cameron did not misjudge UKIP, who before he announced the UK EU Referendum, had two MP’s and a large number of MP’s.
What he did misjudge was the mood of the British people and the determination of 17.4 million of them to vote to Leave the EU.
It is this misjudgement which has continued with Theresa May, who has conducted her botched EU negotiations into a Remain version of being out but not really out.
There is clearly an opportunity for UKIP to capitalise on this situation, but in order to do so, there need to be 650 quality candidates ready to stand at the next General Election. In order to achieve this, UKIP needs to build bridges, become a broad based political party, take back those who have left, and have membership criteria based on conduct and behaviour, rather than past political association. UKIP may need to make some political alliances, such as with the DUP. The UK deserves a party which will stand up for its people. Other parties can be have wide spectrums of opinion; UKIP is capable of achieving this if it seriously wants political power.