In a speech earlier today Theresa May announced her resignation as British Prime Minister as of 7th June.
She ended her speech with: “with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.”
Her words echoed an emotional cry of a woman broken, destroyed and downtrodden in her job. Carrying the weight of Brexit on her fragile shoulders.
The internet seems to have been split and whilst many see May as someone who only cries when it benefits her, rather than for the lives of many who were hurt by her decisions.
May has been known as being an emotionless woman devoid of humanity. Her reaction to the Grenfell tower incident cemented her place in history as the Cruella Deville of British Politics.
Owen Jones a left wing, Labour supporting journalist highlighted the policies of Theresa May that destroyed homes, led more than 1 million to food banks, and drove austerity.
Other users of Twitter saw her humanity, and the tears of the former PM as of 7th June as a “sign of strength”.
The next question is who will take over the spot of Prime Minister?
May’s legacy will be tarnished with being one of the worst British Prime Ministers, and it may be something she will never be allowed to forget by the British public. From the hostile environment leading to Windrush atrocities, food banks, Grenfell and more. This is the only time we saw her human side, and it seems to have come far little, and far too late.
Whilst I feel sorry for Theresa May, she was undoubtedly handed a poison chalice, a flaming baton by David Cameron who has also got away. The Conservative government and the lack of an agreement, coupled with May’s patriotic cry for “country I love” has broken her. At the end of the day she is a human, a human we may despise, a human we may believe to be abhorrent and out of touch. She tried to do the job to the best of her ability. Politics is inevitably like a see-saw, which is good for the goose is not good for the gander. It’s indeed a May day in June for the former Prime Minister, Theresa May.