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British politics took another ruthless turn yesterday when Andrea Leadsom quit the race for PM leaving the field wide open for Theresa May to be the next conservative leader and PM. A clearly giddy David Cameron seized the opportunity to announce his early retirement on Wednesday and proceeded to literally hum his way back to 10 downing street where he began packing his bags and checking Craigslist for a new flat to rent.
So, who is Theresa May?
May was the longest serving Home Secretary in the UK prior to stumbling into the PM position. Despite officially backing the campaign to “Remain” in the EU it’s rumored she harbors Eurosceptic views. She’s also managed to remain above the fray in the circus that has come to define the post-Brexit British political class. May is known for being tough on migration, a legacy of her time as Home Secretary, but is also one of the most competent and “ideologically flexible” politicians of the day. Two traits desperately needed as the UK navigates the uncertainty to come.
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