With news of Brexit (Great Britain exiting the European Union) the world’s economy would seemingly be in for a nose dive. People were more than just surprised, they scoffed at the UK. There was no mass exodus of countries that wanted to leave the EU like the UK did. Seemingly the only economy that took
With news of Brexit (Great Britain exiting the European Union) the world’s economy would seemingly be in for a nose dive. People were more than just surprised, they scoffed at the UK. There was no mass exodus of countries that wanted to leave the EU like the UK did. Seemingly the only economy that took a massive hit was UKs. The controversial topic obviously had some political repercussions in the UK. These repercussions ultimately led to the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron. He does so amicably and without huge scandal or disgrace. The way that they’re spinning it is that with this huge change requires new leadership to pave the way for the future.
The natural question becomes, who’s next? Enter Theresa May. Theresa May was named Conservative Party leader which made her the successor to Cameron by default. Her position when it came to Brexit was very skeptical of any benefit staying in the EU had but she ultimately supported the UK staying in the EU. What are the plans for the new Prime Minister that was against Brexit? She wants a “strong, new, positive vision for the future,” and added that she wants it not just for the privileged few but for everyone. In a way, she is the UK’s Bernie Sanders except she actually got the position of power. But she has made it clear that she will not make any attempts at backtracking against Brexit. She acknowledges that the voters have made their decision and now she has to deal with it.
What awaits the new Prime Minister is a hefty workload that includes striking a deal with the rest of Europe to get their economy back on track. A tall order for a nation that just rejected what it means to be an economical power in Europe. She must also ensure that Brexit conditions are quick. The obvious answer is that she also has to fix their economy. The British pound has fallen to their lowest levels in over 30 years. Lastly, she has to reunite a split nation. There is still great dissent in political parties, even in the same political party, as well as the citizens. The decision to leave the EU was not a unanimous one so she has to work that much harder to prove the majority right. A tall order for anyone, we wish the new Prime Minister good luck.