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Should Theresa May Resign?
May's resignation would divide the Conservative Party, as there are no unifying figures capable of replacing her.
This is likely to lead to a divisive leadership contest with poor consequences for everybody.
Though May only won by a narrow margin, she was able to survive a
vote of no confidence
from her party. This indicates that she still remains the choice of the majority of Conservative MPs for party leader.
If Boris Johnson were to make it to a final
for Tory Leader, his high-levels of popularity amongst
Tory party members
would likely mean he would win convincingly and could unify the party behind him.
Sajid Javid could be a potential replacement for Theresa May and is
popular amongst party members
Jacob Rees-Mogg could be a potential replacement for Theresa May and
is popular with members of the party
Many Tories are
of May's Brexit strategy, and have and will continue to
The Conservative Party is already split over Brexit.
The Conservative Party's
render effective governance highly unlikely. It would be good for the UK if the party split sooner, rather than later.