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She hasn't resigned because she doesn't need to. There is no constitutional way to remove her.

There has never been a situation where a sitting PM hasn't done the decent-ish thing and resigned in the face of overwhelming failure and contempt. Now we find that in the absence of a constitutional impeachment mechanism, if a PM is a bit bonkers and decides to carry on regardless there's nothing Parliament or party can do to get rid of them.

She can also point to the polls. Although they're not entirely to be trusted, there is no doubt that she has the support of a significant proportion of the population, and that Brexit has solid media support from the BBC and the tabloids.

Her own vanity is also a contributing factor. Given the way that she has enraged her party, her suggestion this week that she would carry on after Brexit to deliver a "domestic agenda" is so tone-deaf it's almost performance art.

But I strongly suspect the real reason she hasn't gone is because she's on commission to deliver Brexit as promised, to sponsors unknown.

There are simply too many elements that suggest Brexit was planned for a long time, someone expects it to be delivered as planned, and that someone is going to be extremely angry if it isn't.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2019 at 09:45:38 PM EST
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