So, our embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has finally thrown in the towel. What’s taken her so long?
After three years of constantly fighting with her fellow MPs over how the UK should leave the European Union via what was a very discredited referendum, she announced that she will stand down on 7th June, after which, the Conservative party will begin the search for her successor.
Throughout her period in office, Mrs May had made a series of misjudgements, mostly dominated by brexit. She flip flopped on many of the government’s policies, mainly to pacify her critics. She held a general election which led to the Conservatives losing their overall majority she inherited from her predecessor David Cameron. She has been criticised for her response to major tragedies, such as the Grenfell Tower fire, and the controversial actions over the treatment of the Windrush generation and Syrian refugees. Commentators have argued that her only real success was to keep the Labour party led by the hard-left Jeremy Corbyn out of power.
Mrs May’s reign will soon be over, but for the British people, the nightmare continues.
It’s Euro elections day…. Who to vote for????
English football made history as they made all the finalists in Both the Champions’ League and Europa League competitions.
In the semi finals, both Liverpool and Tottenham overcame deficits from the first leg to beat both Barcelona and Ajax respectively. While Arsenal thrashed Valencia over both legs, Chelsea had to take a penalty shoot out to beat Eintracht Frankfurt.
Does this herald a bright future for English football? Nope.
So, we have another royal baby.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor was born earlier this week. Harry and Meghan are happy, The Queen is happy, and most of the immediate family is happy.
But should the people of Britain be happy?
Over the next few days, we will have endless media coverage of the baby in the hope that the British people can be diverted from the continued open political and social fallout over brexit, and the fact that our parliamentarians continue to have their noses in the trough. On top of that, the UK may have to take part in the elections to the European Parliament, even though we voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union in 2016. Surely it is now time for the people to start genuinely clearing the swamp.
The people have spoken!
Both the governing and the main opposition parties were kicked in the ballots in yesterday’s local elections in England. Conservative and Labour have at the time of writing, lost over 1100 seats combined. The big winners were the Liberal Democrats, who have gained over 580 seats, the Greens over 150 and independents and others over 540.