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Reactions have continued to trail the planned resignation of British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on June 7.
While some analysts view the development as a right step in the right direction, others believed she assumed the position of British Prime Minister at the wrong time and the system worked against her.
On Friday, May announced that she would step down as leader of her governing Conservative Party by next month having failed to find a compromise Brexit deal that parliament could ratify.
In a telephone interview with BusinessDay on Friday, a development consultant, author and public affairs analyst, Jide Ojo, said Britons initially voted for Brexit without understanding the implications.
“This is long envisaged. I knew that when she (Theresa May) has been failing to convince the parliament on many occasions to go with her Brexit plans, there is little or no choice left but for her to quit. Her ministers were resigning and this is a parliamentary system of government.
The issue of collective responsibility is held in high esteem. So, she played her politics well. I think the problem started abinitio when they voted in 2016 and majority of the Britons voted to exit Europe. They did that without full understanding of the implications. And by the time they understood the implications, it was rather too late.
“I think that Theresa May came at the wrong time. She did her best but the system just didn’t work for her,” he said.
On whether her successor will pull through on the Brexit plan, Ojo said this depends on what he or she brings to the table.
“If the successor is able to bring together a more acceptable exit plan, maybe he or she could succeed where others have failed,” he added.
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