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Should Theresa May Resign?
Changing leadership at this point in the Brexit process would lead to worse outcomes in the negotiations.
If the EU is faced with a new negotiating partner, having already agreed a deal with May, the hard won
of her deal could be lost. This would be bad for the UK.
Changing leadership could lead to a general election, which would likely lead to a
. As a result, the UK government may be not be in a position to negotiate in a coherent or effective manner.
At least two likely successors to May,
. Given the political resistance to such a Brexit, the UK government would face either political chaos or severe
Theresa May is
no longer even truly negotiating
with the EU, but is merely pretending to do so. A new Prime Minister is needed to come in and start fresh negotiations, using a new approach and fresh ideas in order to break the dead-lock and avoid a
May's potential successors might be better able to unite the fractured Conservative Party, allowing them to get their deal across where May has failed.
EU leaders know that May is
politically and they no longer respect her. A new leader - someone with a stronger political mandate and who they do not yet have such a negative opinion of - will therefore be better able to negotiate.
The only negotiations to be had now are with parliament.