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Should Theresa May Resign?
The Brexit negotiations are an exceptional circumstance and are generally regarded as such by the British public. Theresa May's failure to resign will therefore not establish a lasting norm.
Crises are rare but ultimately regular events in politics. To suppose that a future Prime Minister will not compare a future crisis to Brexit in order to hold onto power is naive.
Political scientists have
that the erosion of democratic norms is cumulative. Each successive erosion of a democratic norm requires less of a justification until they become totally meaningless.
According to a
March 2019 Sky Data poll
, 60% of Britons say May should resign if parliament were to reject her deal for a third time,
as it was on March 29th