Theresa May apologised to her back bench MP's. Theresa May is quoted as telling Tory MPs: "I got us into his mess, I'm the one who will get us out of it" The Prime Minister apologised as she faced the backbench 1922 committee for the first time since the election result
Speaking to backbenchers, the PM said she would serve as "long as you want me to do". A senior backbencher saidthat she had appeared "contrite and genuine but not on her knees". The Queen's Speech will probably be delayed as talks with the Democratic Unionist Party continue on the best arrangement to form a government.
A senior minister has said he was "optimistic" that the Conservatives and Democratic Unionists will reach an agreement in the coming days to allow a proposed Tory minority government get its plans for the year ahead through the Commons, possibly as early as next Monday.
With the recent terrorist attack in the heart of democracy, many questions are being asked as to how the security forces could have prevented this situation from taking place. One cannot but applaud the work of M15 and other agencies who have foiled over 15 terrorist attack since 2013. However, one needs to look at how the number one citizen in the U.K (well, apart from the royal family) was handled by her close protection team when they were noot sure what was happening in the grounds of the parliament.
All the Prime Minister's security detail looked confused and so did the PM herself. There are several questions that need some answers.
1. If all other MPs were contained in a safe place on the grounds, why was the PM removed and probably put in harms way? Supposing there were various attackers, the first one might have been a plot to flush her out and when she is on the road, she is in a vunerable postion and could be attacked. Would it not have been better to keep her in a very secure room on the grounds?
2. Should her team not have practised exit strategies? For instance, her car should be parked in a way that it does not need to make a three point turn. Do you notice the person who comes from the other car and joins hers as it turns? Do these guys not know which car they should be in?
3. Why were the drivers not by their cars? Of course the grounds of Parliament is quite secure and the cars cannot be tampered with. However, security operatives especially with such an important person need always be in a stateof readiness. Be proactive, not reactive.
4. Why did the guy by the car not let the PM in? Was the car not opened because the driver was unavailable or were they still comtemplating which car to take? And who had te keys? Was that not a strange question to be asking? Everyone should know who has the keys.
Watch the video yourself. What do you think?
[Video from The Sun]
The 4th victim of the attack has been named a Leslie Rhodes. A 75 year old man from Clapham in London, Mr Rhodes was described as “a lovely man” by shocked neighbours. He was a retired window cleaner and he lived alone in a flat off Clapham Common. His neighbours say he was as“fit as a fiddle”. He died on Thursday night in King’s College hospital.
All indications are that Theresa May may begin the process of pulling the U.K out of Europe on the 29th of March.
This news comes as the Prime Minister begins a nationwide tour today, Monday 20th of March. May is using this visit to the four Nations to impress on politicians and the country at large, the need for the country to work together to ensure a smooth exit from the European Union. She also would want to take on the views of the people and understand what particular fears they might have as Britain begins the final divorce process.
The triggering of Article 50 marks the formal notification of Britain's intention to quit the Union. Daivid Davis, who spoke on behalf of the Prime Minister said " Last June, the people of the U.K made the historic decision to leave the EU. Next Wednesday, the Government will deliver on that decision and formally start the process of triggering article 50".
Will the triggering of Article 50 lead to the break up of the United Kingdom? Watch this space next week as Britain. Watch this space.