UKIP MEP: “PM May should resign sooner rather than later for ‘sake of country’”

UKIP MEP: “PM May should resign sooner rather than later for ‘sake of country’”
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May should resign in short order, UKIP's European Parliament candidate Graham Eardley told Sputnik, claiming her swift exit and replacement with a Brexiteer would be in the national interest, ONAreports citing Sputnik.

"I think for the sake of the country she should just go, she should have gone yesterday, to be honest with you, but for the sake of the country the sooner she steps down the better. Hopefully, the Conservatives then see sense and replace her with a Brexiteer", he argued.

The prime minister’s now widely discredited attempt to reintroduce her thrice defeated Brexit bill for a potential fourth vote is unlikely to pass, he said.

May unveiled what she dubbed a "bold new offer" on 21 May as a means to passing her Brussels-approved Withdrawal Agreement Bill, claiming to have reworked previous sticking points such as the Northern Irish backstop and a potential second referendum.

"[The bill] is very much more of the same, there's very little that's changed apart from the vote she's offering on whether or not we have a second referendum. I think the logic here is just desperation as she's just trying to cling on to power", Eardley said.

"I think it was inevitable that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn couldn't ever reach any kind of compromise. They are polar opposites. It's a complete dichotomy with Labour", he stressed.

Aida Tinayeva

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