December 12, 2018 12.22 pm This story is over 33 months old

Brexit chaos: Who should pick up the ‘poisoned chalice’

Who’s the best person to finish the job?

Theresa May and her long negotiated Brexit deal are teetering on the brink of collapse, and rather than offering support, many of her own party have chosen to trigger a vote of no confidence in their leader.

With the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union not much clearer logistically than when the British public ticked the ‘Leave’ box, the question in the hours before tonight’s all important leadership vote is ‘Who is the best person to finish the job?’

The Prime Minister rigidly told the country she “stands ready”, and would “contest that vote with everything [she’s] got”.

She added a new PM would have to scrap or extend Article 50, “delaying or even stopping Brexit”, the deadline for which tolls on March 29.

Conservative MPs will vote from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, December 12.

Despite the 48 letters which challenged her to a leadership contest, many MPs have already pledged their support for the current leader.

Should May win the vote, another vote of no confidence will not be possible for another 12 months.

The Lincolnite’s Connor Creaghan took to the streets of Lincoln, where the majority voted ‘Leave’, to see who people thought should bring Brexit to fruition… if at all.

People were decided over who the best person for the job was, but the majority said they wanted politicians to “get on” with delivering Brexit.

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