The Brexit Mistakes That Led to Theresa May's Resignation (HBO)

  • Published on May 28, 2019
  • After almost three years of waiting for their country to leave the EU, British voters finally saw some action. Prime Minister Theresa May resigned as leader of the Conservative Party last week.
    Her resignation has been inevitable since May failed to get Parliament to accept a deal and was forced to delay Brexit. Still, there’s no clear frontrunner to fill the power vacuum that will emerge as she steps down, and whoever takes over will inherit the problems that took May down.
    One thing, however, is clear: In the next few months, her successor will clarify whether Theresa May single-handedly and spectacularly failed at her only job or whether delivering Brexit is a suicide mission for any politician.
    More than a few conservative hardliners are banking on the first hypothesis - that May’s string of bad decisions were the problem. They’re pushing to see Boris Johnson, the figurehead of the 2016 leave campaign, take over and finish what he started.
    Whoever ends up in the unenviable position will first have to handle the fallout from the European Parliament elections. Polls show the Conservative Party finishing in a humiliating fifth place. And with Nigel Farage and his newly-formed Brexit Party raging toward victory, the humiliations are likely to continue well after the results are in.
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  • VICE News
    VICE News  7 months ago +26

    Still, there’s no clear frontrunner to fill the power vacuum that will emerge as she steps down, and whoever takes over will inherit the problems that took May down.
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    • Parth Patel
      Parth Patel 7 months ago


    • raymond daubney
      raymond daubney 7 months ago

      @Running Man You are dead right about the lefties, they are the ones who control the education system and deliberately dumb us Whites down so we can't read and wright correctly when we want to speak up with what we know and believe, this is why I had to educate myself to a reasonable level, but I still have big problems. I manage just the same to tell these smart bastards where to go.

    • raymond daubney
      raymond daubney 7 months ago

      All a lot of bunk from the chosen ones as usual. I'm an Aussie and even from here I knew before the vote that such chosen ones would see to it that it would never go through. The only changes that get through are those that "they" make and want to go through. I can think back to Tony Hancock, all your PM's from and including him are of that special DNA, but I can't remember who was the last British "British" PM of our DNA.

    • Justin Facer
      Justin Facer 7 months ago

      @Celtic Revival / Adfywiad Celtaidd maintain your culture brother.

    • Running Man
      Running Man 7 months ago +2

      @Fire Shepherd keep making all these accounts I can do this all day long BREXIT PARTY will be in EU talks to give EU a good spanking what a bunch of jokes forget about the last two world wars got spanking then will get in now you jokes haha

  • joe caterman
    joe caterman 3 months ago

    Her mistakes were :

    1. failing to understand brexit is a binary choice, because the mid ground gives neither side anything and is worse for Britain than remain.
    2. failing to understand how to conduct a negotiation correctly.
    3. failing to exude the correct personality (leadership, relaxed personality, imposing figure abroad etc) for the task of PM and negotiator (not her fault... just wrong person).
    4. failing to understand the public... how to campaign and win elections.
    5. Taking the job for something she never really believed in.

  • GroveDave
    GroveDave 5 months ago

    Why don't you go into a pub and find the real people? Not just a hand picked unrepresentative bunch

  • GroveDave
    GroveDave 5 months ago

    "No deal is better than a bad deal" she did't mean it, the EU did't think she meant it, she did not prepare for it. That's why she is out of a job

  • Supah Dweeb
    Supah Dweeb 6 months ago

    Why is the reporter biased?? Aren’t reporters suppose to be unbiased and just deliver facts as they are?
    Eurgh~ RUclip ‘news’...

  • Wairua Tapu
    Wairua Tapu 6 months ago

    Britain's gone and fucked itself big time

  • TheRealFollower
    TheRealFollower 6 months ago

    Imagine being so cucked that you can't govern your own country.

  • bruno valentino
    bruno valentino 7 months ago

    S A C K E D F O R S P Y G A T E:

  • Ralf Rath
    Ralf Rath 7 months ago

    Is the Chlorinated-US-Britain-Brexit-Exit the best idea of Britain since 1000 years history of Britain and Britain's glorious past in Europe? If the future of Britain is dominated by Trump´s chlorinated Chicken USA then chaos, disaster will destroy the UK. And Boris is born in New York. He is not British but the best friend of US president Trump. A tragedy for Britain. A tragedy for British people. How can we help Britain? 🙋‍♂️🐶

  • John Jackson
    John Jackson 7 months ago +1

    How do you "crash" out of something after 3yrs+?a crash takes seconds, this delay is a disgrace to the English Parliament &Government.

  • Paul Shrek
    Paul Shrek 7 months ago


  • Paul Shrek
    Paul Shrek 7 months ago


  • Bo Tie
    Bo Tie 7 months ago

    He looks a little like Trump

  • Geno
    Geno 7 months ago

    Glad that witch is gone.. bye, you wh*re!! I'm happy now

  • Kai Soerfjord
    Kai Soerfjord 7 months ago


  • Fat Freddy
    Fat Freddy 7 months ago

    Boris Johnson inept lying 2 faced prick just like the rest.

  • Fat Freddy
    Fat Freddy 7 months ago


    MrRRHHMM 7 months ago

    IMO one of the worst PM's this Country has ever had...... Vote BREXIT Party... DRAIN THE SWAMP......

  • Joe shmoe
    Joe shmoe 7 months ago

    "To serve the country I love" ;
    52% of the country are sick of having wages depressed and rents jacked by unlimited immigration, 100's of millions of £'s / week to the E.U. so the spanish can empty the north sea etc, so they voted OUT.
    The rich dont want this to change so she tried to create a 'deal' that would change nothing.
    Even her own party wouldnt accept this 'surrender treaty'.
    She didnt serve the country,(she would have told the E.U. we quit, come back to us about trade_) she served the rich. She even failed at that?
    108 times she said we are leaving. It was b/s, she wanted to 'remain' but fool the voters.
    She failed.
    She's GONE and good fxcking riddance to a lying sh1tbag.

  • blob fish
    blob fish 7 months ago

    she avoided brexit. Kudos

  • Bluecavemen
    Bluecavemen 7 months ago

    Bye you evil lady down with UK and France

  • gary granato
    gary granato 7 months ago +1

    when the economy crashes, brexiteer's will be used a scapegoats by the very people that have caused the crash and will profit from the crash. this is why something that should has taken 3 month's has taken 3 year's, and is STILL not finished. this is why from day one the politicians focused on the economy, knowing that after the crash the brexiteer's could easily be blamed.

  • MrHailstorm00
    MrHailstorm00 7 months ago +1

    4:40 it's cute that she still thinks Britain is among the top powerful countries

  • camau79
    camau79 7 months ago

    david cameron was a peanut for allowing the referendum

    ps i didnt know boris jonhson was russian, the 2 most powerful countries are russia and the us

  • Fred Huybens
    Fred Huybens 7 months ago

    When the UK was in the EU they had some leverage because there was the thread of them leaving the EU. Now that they’ve decided to leave there is no leverage at all and the EU has the upper hand.

  • Gia E.
    Gia E. 7 months ago

    I have a crush on the narrator.

  • Boaty Madfish
    Boaty Madfish 7 months ago

    Should do the poll in Germany 😂 my German mate straight up though Boris Johnson was a comedian doing an act on TV 👏🏻

  • June Sweeney
    June Sweeney 7 months ago

    We've got ill will you treacherous witch!

  • adayinforever
    adayinforever 7 months ago

    So when is the UK going to lift up it's anchor and float towards America?

  • Maryam Hussain
    Maryam Hussain 7 months ago

    trump and this boris guy got the same hair stylist lying to them lmao

  • Valentin Condeescu
    Valentin Condeescu 7 months ago

    Brexit means liars:))

  • Peter Green
    Peter Green 7 months ago

    She's away to count her money. Do you really think she gives a shit? Look at Cameron. He was PM this time 3 years ago and then the referendum happened. 😭

  • Cryptonymicus
    Cryptonymicus 7 months ago +1

    The problem was leaving the decision to people who are barely qualified to choose their own toilet tissue -- the electorate.

  • Mj Jones
    Mj Jones 7 months ago

    For someone wearing labour colours And who didn’t even bother removing the bedroom tax for those just about managing or JAMS as she called them may has done nothing . her three years as Prime Minister was nothing more than mouth flapping and For someone who said the Tories were known as the nasty party . mays Biggest achievement will be leaving number 10 leaving her nasty party well and truly intact . in her own words NOTHING HAS CHANGED she came into office hoping to do nothing and leaves office achieving it Why does this liar go to church 👎

  • Yaser Ahmed
    Yaser Ahmed 7 months ago

    It was clear when David Cameron stepped down... that the plan all along was for Britain to leave the eu and f*** everything...

  • titoizdaman3
    titoizdaman3 7 months ago

    Bye Felicia.

  • Lucien Hicks
    Lucien Hicks 7 months ago

    Brexit: the way Britain humiliated themselves in a way even trump can't match

    KENNY GILL 7 months ago


  • Eragon1962
    Eragon1962 7 months ago

    Your assertion that,"Clearly no one knew what brexit was about.", is ridiculous.

  • Carlos Marques
    Carlos Marques 7 months ago

    in wich world that guy lives? EU not going change the deal, sign the one in the table or get out whithout a deal!!!! Pure british arrogance where they still think they can rule the terms of everything, and in this case this idiot thinks they can blackmail UE, the british Empire is a thing from the past, when this old "brains" going understand that? Im portuguese, my wife is british, nothing against UK (well some racist comments against UE population was made, maybe change that "nothing" one day, not that would be important for no one else then me), but hey im sick tired of hearing this sad people, want leave...LEAVE NOW!!!
    funny how the democracy works in UK, referendum full of illegalities, lies, fakes news, corruption etc etc and the result is law it seems (not even was binding), in one moment where the votes shows a diferent view for the brexit they just dont care, they just want the tax evasion paradise and for that they are ready to start a war if needed. Going be a sad day in many british houses when the people who are giving suport for this criminals realize for what they voted for.
    Good Luck is all i can say but hey...LEAVE NOW!!!!!!

  • dave brennan
    dave brennan 7 months ago

    The Mistake was she wanted to keep us in the EU Traitor.

  • Josip Tumapa
    Josip Tumapa 7 months ago +1

    Honestly, really, this would have been over and done with, if only Theresa believed Britain CAN stand by itself.
    This like these really need political will.

  • parkey107
    parkey107 7 months ago +1

    teresa may was soley the problem she made for herself it started when at the election in 17 she was out in front with at least 50 seats then she made a statement 4days before election day she said WE NEED A CONVERSATION ABOUT OLD PEOPLE NEED TO SELL THEIR HOUSE TO PAY FOR THEIR CARE at that point she lost 50 seats and ended up relying on irish brexit after that stupid statement was all up hill regardless what the deal she could agree with eu evrything went down hill because it was typical a POLITICIAN CANT CONTROL THEIR MOUTH vince cable of course is a good example brown leader of labour another loose mouth ect ect that is the history of may and why the people of the uk have been crapt on because of pure incompitance

  • Sea_ Nettles
    Sea_ Nettles 7 months ago

    traitor to her people - just as Cameron was a traitor - Blair was a traitor

  • Keamogetswe Advo
    Keamogetswe Advo 7 months ago

    Boris Johnson like are you cocking sucking all of Britain

  • rambobunny1
    rambobunny1 7 months ago

    freaking fools far away all the European jobs will go away by the EU however you're going to be controlled by the Americansyou you're going to have for an American jobs holy emperor Farage is a sellout

  • ReggaeWise
    ReggaeWise 7 months ago

    it is your UK legacy own it

  • Mike M
    Mike M 7 months ago

    The guy looks like a British Burnie.

  • Chubbs69uk
    Chubbs69uk 7 months ago

    No Euro blue suit I noticed

  • Graham Randazzo
    Graham Randazzo 7 months ago

    Tell the EU we are going to keep the 39 billion and they can find that money elsewhere. See how the Germans like filling int he gaps in the budget.

  • Rod Hayward
    Rod Hayward 7 months ago +1

    Theresa May's mistake was to invoke Article 50 without due diligence. Nigel Farage is a well paid puppet who has already changed our country so we all hate each other.

  • Graham Randazzo
    Graham Randazzo 7 months ago

    Everything may has done has been to undermine Brexit. Calling the election when she had a majority and a cushion to execute Brexit. Then negotiating a terrible deal that cedes Northern Ireland and gives away 40 billion pounds. She purposely got a terrible deal because she is trying to scuttle the whole process and get another referendum.

  • Pel Pan
    Pel Pan 7 months ago +2

    God damn british people. What have you done. Much will be lost

    • MrRRHHMM
      MrRRHHMM 7 months ago

      Why.. Mr Illuminati....... ?

  • MRbossman1982
    MRbossman1982 7 months ago +1

    Seems like countries with female leaders suck ass lol 😂 “ to serve the country I love” stop being so emotional 😭 and go make cookies 🍪

  • paul87buick
    paul87buick 7 months ago

    She was/is a left wing remainer

  • Louis Banaszak
    Louis Banaszak 7 months ago

    she could not tell the diffrance between deal or no deal

  • commiesarentpeople
    commiesarentpeople 7 months ago

    The biggest mistake was probably sabotaging the entire thing because she's anti brexit.

  • Visionary Star
    Visionary Star 7 months ago

    They sure showed her

    SASDPNV 7 months ago

    Everyone knew what BREXIT was and stop using your socialist agenda to further the idea that Britian wanted to be controlled by faceless bureaucrats in other countries making rash and unreasonable dicisions. The EU is garbage and should be abolished.

    WT COLLECTOR 7 months ago

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