Former UKIP and Brexit leader Nigel Farage has lost faith in Theresa May’s ability to guide the United Kingdom out of the EU. The prime minister, Farage believes, is so weak that she’ll end up being forced to organize new elections, which will then undoubtedly result in a victory for “the utterly clueless and dangerously vain Jeremy Corbyn.”
That scenario is clearly what the EU is aiming for. According to Farage, EU “president” Jean-Claude Juncker and his friends “appear to have calculated that if Mrs. May can hang on in Downing Street a while longer, the weaker she will be perceived to have become, increasing the likelihood of an early general election.”
“In such a poll,” Farage continues, “Juncker and co must hope a Labour-led coalition would be secured, thereby keeping the UK in the single market and the customs union.”
That is why Theresa May has to go. Many — if not most — Conservative MPs consider May a weak and uninspiring leader. They fear that a leadership election will weaken the party and result in another early election. Perhaps. What we can be certain about, however, is that May will have to call for early elections if she keeps this up. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party continues to rise in the polls while British voters have little to no faith left in May’s abilities to successfully lead the UK out of the European Union. As Farage puts it, “the credibility and competence of the Tory party will ebb away rapidly.”
If that happens — no, when that happens — not only will Brexit not happen (Corbyn will simply ignore the results of this year’s referendum), but Britain will also once again be governed by actual, convinced and passionate socialists. Because that’s what Corbyn is — a hardcore socialist, not a “social-democrat.”
That’s why Farage rightfully opines, “It is time for Tory MPs to take the risk they know in their hearts they must” and to challenge May’s leadership. Replace her with someone who actually supports and believes in Brexit, and who can take on Corbyn’s cult of personality.