May weathered pressure to resign this past November, when some in her Conservative Party said she has become a liability in Brexit talks. She also stayed in her post in June 2017 after facing calls to step down when her election gamble to increase her party’s majority in parliament failed.
But maybe this time she’ll actually be shown the door? That could be the suggestion in the above chart, which comes from Orb International and is based on the research firm’s recent survey (h/t Daily Shot).
A record high of survey respondents — 56% — said they don’t think May will get the right deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiations. Just 26% said they think she will get the right agreement with Brussels, with that level of support matching a low hit last fall.
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But some observers are focusing their criticism on Johnson. The U.K.’s Sun tabloid, which is owned by MarketWatch parent News Corp., said on its front page Tuesday that it agreed with soccer fans who are “begging politicians to get a grip.” The newspaper featured a big photo of Johnson and asked the following: “Don’t you know there’s a bloody game on?” — referring to England’s much-anticipated World Cup semifinal match on Wednesday against Croatia.
was edging higher.
“Every hour that May holds on to power strengthens her position. If she can make it to the end of the week without further upset, then we could see a more harmonious U.K. government start to reflect well on the pound.”
Victor Reklaitis is a London-based markets writer for MarketWatch. Follow him on Twitter @VicRek.
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