Three cheers for Theresa May! She became the Britain’s new prime minister on July 13 following David Cameron’s resignation. Theresa is now the second woman in history to hold the U.K.’s highest political position!
Somewhere, Margaret Thatcher is smiling because Theresa May is the new Prime Minister. The 59-year-old was named the new leader of the British government, succeeding David Cameron, 49. Theresa’s better be ready because, to put it mildly, she has her work cut out for her!
“The government I lead will be driven not by the interests of a privileged few, but by yours,” Theresa said on July 13, her first remarks after taking on her brand new role, according to CNN. She made her comments after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, who invited the new PM to form a brand new government in the fallout of the Brexit vote.
Theresa took on the role after David resigned following the UK’s vote to exit the European Union. “I love this country — and I feel honored to have served it,” he said while announcing his resignation. “And I will do everything I can in future to help this great country succeed.” Initially, David was going to stay in the role until October, but it seemed like he couldn’t wait.
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Following Margaret Thatcher, Theresa is the second female British Prime Minister. She may have more in common with Maggie than people think. Ahead of her appointment as PM, one of Theresa’s fellow Conservative party members was caught calling her a “bloody difficult woman,” per NBC News. However, Maggie’s nickname was “the Iron Lady,” and Theresa’s reputation might have earned her some fans.
“Politics could do with some bloody difficult women actually,” she told the Telegraph. “I think that if you believe in something strongly you should go for it and if that makes me difficult…” Voters can practically hear her shake off her haters with that comment. Nice.
Well, a “difficult” woman has some “difficult” work ahead of her. She’ll have to negotiate Britain’s exit from the EU. However, Theresa’s up to the task. “My pitch is simple,” she said on June 30, announcing her leadership bid. “I’m Theresa May and I think I’m the best person to lead this country.”
What do you think about Theresa becoming the new Prime Minister, HollywoodLifers?