Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has reacted to the Prime Minister’s announcement of her resignation, describing it as “further proof of the Conservative Party’s intractable Europe problem, running for fifty years with no sign of let up.”
Mr Zeichner comments:
“Theresa May and Gordon Brown served similar lengths of time in office. Gordon fought to save the world’s economy in a time of global crisis and largely succeeded. Theresa May struggled to save the Tory Party at a time of internal crisis and largely failed. I know which was the more noble endeavour.“
“Her premiership has been completely dominated by internal feuding in the Tory party, which continues to do huge damage to the country. She became Prime Minister as a result of Cameron’s game-playing with his own party, gambling with the country to protect his own position. The Conservatives haven’t changed, and continue to subject the people to chaos for personal political gain.“
Theresa May announced her departure date as leader of the Conservative Party as the 7th June, allowing her to remain in post for President Trump’s state visit, and the D-Day memorial celebrations, though she will remain in post as Prime Minister until a new leader
is chosen. Mr Zeichner responded to this, citing it as “yet another example of poor judgement – subjecting the country to further humiliation by rolling out the red carpet to a bigoted President with a weak Prime Minister with one foot out the door“.
The Cambridge MP added: “ It is now crystal clear that the Conservatives lack any sense of the national interest, and instead are prevaricating and navel-gazing. They continue to ignore the crisis that they have plunged the country into with their irresponsible handling of both Brexit and the domestic agenda. The best way forward now would be a General Election as soon as possible, to allow the country to kick out this miserable, stagnant Government.“