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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Say Hi to The Next Occupant of 10 Downing Street


aksu360 can authoritatively report that come Wednesday, the 13th of July 2016, Britain will have a new Prime Minister and guess what? Her name is Theresa May

How Did it Happen?
It became rather obvious that the 59-year-old Theresa May will lead Britain after Andrea Leadsom(the final of 4 opponents in the bid to lead the Conservative Party) dropped out following backlash to her remarks that she was more qualified than May to lead Britain because 'she is a mother'. 

In parliament votes held Monday, May garnered 99 more Conservative Parliament members' votes than Leadsom in the first round of ballots, and an overwhelming 115 more in the second.

Fallout
Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he will lead his last Cabinet meeting Tuesday and will deliver his resignation to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. Theresa May will formally replace Cameron on Wednesday evening.

"It is clear Theresa May has the overwhelming support of the Conservative parliamentary party," he said in a statement. "I'm also delighted that Theresa May will be the next prime minister. She is strong, she is competent, she's more than able to provide the leadership the country is going to need in the years ahead and she will have my full support."

Some of Mays’ Political Background
May’s tenure will indeed prove to be rocky. She will be taking over at time of intense crisis: The Brexit referendum has thrown the UK into what one expert calls “its worst political crisis since May 1940.”

Since 2010, May has served as home secretary, the UK’s top social and domestic Cabinet post. During her time in office, she has repeatedly and constantly expressed opposition to the UK’s historically high immigration levels.

“When immigration is too high, when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society,” she said in one 2015 speech. “It’s difficult for schools and hospitals and core infrastructure like housing and transport to cope. And we know that for people in low-paid jobs, wages are forced down even further while some people are forced out of work altogether.”

Most infamously, May used her power as home secretary to impose a rule that would block skilled immigrants from permanently settling in the UK if they made less than £37,000 a year. Anyone who made less than that would be deported.


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