Reacting to the ongoing intra-government crisis surrounding Brexit, Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the Labour Party, said the British government is in “meltdown” and warned the situation could spiral out of control.
“This is complete and utter chaos. The country is at a standstill with a divided and shambolic government,” MP Waston said on Monday in an official Labour party press release.
Other politicians, including members of the ruling Conservative Party, share this view, and are reportedly looking to launch a leadership challenge against May.
Indeed, David Davis resigned as Brexit secretary because he felt the PM wasn’t being firm in negotiations with the EU and was willing to grant too many concessions which weren’t in Britain’s interests.
Boris Johnson, who recently resigned as foreign minister, is also adamant that PM May’s Brexit strategy is fundamentally flawed.
Months of negotiations have yielded some progress, with Britain’s financial settlement to the union and the rights of EU citizens in the UK largely agreed, but some issues remain unresolved, with the prime minister so far failing to unite the British government and agree on a comprehensive strategy.