School of Politics and International Relations

Theresa May: a legacy sunk by Brexit

24 July 2019

Theresa May had a mission to fight Britain's "burning injustices" through strong and stable leadership -- yet her legacy as prime minister will be anything but. The Conservative premier's turbulent time in office was swamped and ultimately sunk by her legacy-defining battle to secure a Brexit divorce deal. Tim Bale, Politics Professor at Queen Mary University of London, said: “It's hard to think of a Tory politician who would have been the perfect PM in such circumstances. But it's just as hard to think of anyone who would have been much worse than her.”

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