British PM May says she will provide ‘calm leadership’
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (October 6) that she would provide “calm leadership” for the country, after a former chairman of her Conservative Party said earlier in the day that she should quit, adding that she had the full support of her cabinet.
Earlier on Friday former party chairman Grant Shapps told BBC radio that May should quit to save the Conservative Party from losing the next election.
Britain is entering a crucial stage in Brexit talks with the European Union and May is now facing an open rebellion by some of her own lawmakers who say her authority is shattered after her disastrous speech to the party conference on Wednesday (October 4).
May’s authority was already diminished by her decision to call a snap election in June that lost her party its majority in parliament days before Brexit talks opened.