Author: Jeevan A. Robinson - MNI Media | Date: 15 November 2018
MNI Media's assessment of UK Prime Minister May's just concluded Press conference is that the Prime Minister is as fierce as they come!
With Geoff Boycott cricket references in tow and all, the UK's PM May bats on!
It's not over yet though! BREXIT will leave many scars, and hurt a few more political careers as the days and months unwind.
This winter will be a long and possibly painful one on many fronts. There are key BREXIT matters at hand that require firm decisions.
As MNI Media stated earlier via one of MNI's social media feeds:
Europe for years has been the thorn inside the UK's Conservative Party. BREXIT has exposed the warring factions these past two years in more ways than one. Presently in the UK, it's all out turmoil and Prime Minister May, may yet be made to fall on her sword. If not now, then eventually. Her leadership is being tested, but more so her authority over this Tory party is seemingly in tatters.
Why not take the vote back to the people? Is that not a true function of democracy? The fact is, most people who voted two years ago were hoodwinked by Boris and his lot, and where is good old Johnson now?
But as PM may stated in her Press Conference there will be no new referendum. So there goes that option?
Is BREXIT really worth this pain to the UK, I wonder? The Pound is taking a hit; investor confidence is dipping on whether BREXIT can indeed be delivered in a manner that secures business interests, as well as the political and social interests equally.
The way forward must be determined by swift and decisive Leadership on how best to proceed, with or without PM May at the helm.
BREXIT may well herald MAY's EXIT."
Following PM Theresa May's press conference, here are some extracts from what she stated to the public, and to the media:
"Serving in high office is an honour and privilege. It is also a heavy responsibility - that is true at any time but especially when the stakes are so high. And negotiating the UK's withdrawal from the EU after 40 years and building from the ground up a new and enduring relationship for the good of our children and grandchildren is a matter of the highest consequence. It touches almost every area of our national life - our whole economy and virtually every job, the livelihoods of our fellow citizens, our integrity as a United Kingdom of four nations, our safety and security - all of these are at stake."
"My approach throughout has been to put the national interest first - not a partisan interest and certainly not my own political interest. I do not judge harshly those of my colleagues who seek to do the same but who reach a different conclusion. They must do what they believe to be right, just as I do. I'm sorry that they've chosen to leave the government and I thank them for their service. But I believe with every fibre of my being that the course I've set out is right for our country and all our people."
"From the very beginning I have known what I wanted to deliver for the British people - to honour their vote in the referendum: Full control of our borders by bringing an end to the free movement of people once and for all; full control of our money so we decide ourselves how to spend it on priorities like our NHS; full control of our laws by ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK; getting us out of the common agriculture policy and common fisheries policy for good. That is exactly what this agreement will deliver. Free movement ended, vast annual payments stopped, the jurisdiction of the ECJ over, out of the CAP, out of the CFP - this is a Brexit that delivers on the priorities of the British people."