Jeremy Corbyn shows no sympathy in response to Theresa May’s resignation

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May
John McEvoy

Theresa May made a tearful resignation speech on the morning of 24 May. As she expressed her “gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve a country I love”, the prime minister made a rare show of emotion as her voice cracked tearfully.

No sympathy

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn nonetheless showed no sympathy for the outgoing prime minister, who is expected to step aside on 7 June.

In response to May’s resignation, Corbyn called for a general election:

In a separate statement, Corbyn added:

The burning injustices she promised to tackle three years ago are even starker today.

The Conservative Party has utterly failed the country over Brexit and is unable to improve people’s lives or deal with their most pressing needs.

Parliament is deadlocked and the Conservatives offer no solutions to the other major challenges facing our country.

Indeed, a politician complicit in the following disasters deserves little sympathy:

This list, of course, is not exhaustive.

May nonetheless received a somewhat sympathetic response from the BBC‘s political editor Laura Kuenssberg:

What next?

Conservative Party leadership elections are expected to have concluded before the end of July.

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is currently the bookies’ favourite. Other likely candidates are former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, as well as environment secretary Michael Gove.

With this in mind, UK politics may very well get worse before it gets any better.

Featured image via Rwendland / Flickr & Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916

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    1. JC is right we need a general election because whoever takes over as the PM it was not that person who the people voted for in the first place in that election it was Theresa may but only held on in power due to the bribe money to the DUP our homeless problems are getting worse foodbanks are running out of food as more people use them. No social housing has been built to solve the homeless problems benefits have been frozen while prices of food go up the poverty has got to stop the windrush scandal and what about the poor people from the Grenfell still people are wanting answers I could go on and on.

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