When she took office in the chaotic aftermath of the Brexit referendum in 2016, Theresa May inherited a fractured party, a divided society and a political crisis worse than any Britain had faced in the postwar era. Any prime minister would have struggled. And it was May who drew irreconcilable red lines that locked London into a deal that her party and her parliament could not support. Finally, tragically, it was May who resisted reaching across the aisle to seek a majority for a sensible way forward until it was too late. Eventually, she realised Britain was heading for the rocks and tried to change course.
Source: The Irish Times May 24, 2019 15:09 UTC