UK ruling party handpicks Prime Minister: furious opposition calls action “undemocratic”

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…Britain accused of turning into a North Korea of Europe

…Malawi warned of May’s policies

The opposition in the UK is furious with the ruling Conservative party for handpicking Theresa May as the outright successor of the outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron who resigned last month.

Theresa May and David Cameron

May handpicked as Cameron’s replacement

Led by leader of opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, who is also Labour party’s president, the opposition has banished the Conservatives’ decision, saying Theresa May doesn’t have the “right to govern”.

However, a defiant Cameron said he would be handing the prime ministerial keys to Theresa May despite opposition.

Our senior news analyst, Williams Simango, likened the decision to have Mrs. May as Prime Minister without going through the ballot to autocratic regimes like North Korea where leadership is passed from one family member to another. Simango’s remarks echo what Labour party told the BBC.

“It is crucial that Britain has a democratically elected Prime Minister. Theresa May doesn’t have a meaningful democratic mandate” emphasised Labour.

UK is muddled in a political pandemonium that emerged last month following an outcome of the Brexit referendum which saw UK voting to leave the European Union (EU).

The outcome of the referendum forced David Cameron to announce his resignation having campaigned against Brexit, saying the outcome was a vote of no confidence by the public in his leadership. He however suggested handing in leadership to a candidate his party would appoint; closing all windows opportunity for the opposition to wrestle with the ruling party through the ballot.

So far, a wave of racism and xenophobia targeting non-white people living in Britain including those who were born there or have citizenship has reportedly doubled with petrol bombs detonated in houses and shops belonging to non-white British nationals to force them to leave Britain.

There have been suggestions that hate crime will continue to rise with the coronation of Theresa May because of her strong opposition against immigration and some human rights including freedoms of people in the LGBT community.

She is also renowned for championing austerity measures against welfare programmes. With this, her coronation be disaster for Malawi which has benefited from UK aid even when it currently offers just a handful of aid.

Malawi has already been at the receiving end of policies introduced by the current regime. Previously, Scottish politicians accused the UK ruling party for particularly targeting Malawi by charging exorbitant visa fees for the latter’s nationals.

Ironically, Theresa May said recently that if she were to become a Prime Minister she would adopt measures to deter immigrants including refugees and asylum seekers from moving into the UK.

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  1. xol ya utolankhani yomwe munapita mw 24 palibe munakaphuzirapo coz i dont kaya ndi chizungu chakuvutani kaya ndi umbuli kulephera kupanga understand zithu sindikumvetsa…Thereasa May was not handpicked as u alledge Mrs Leadsom the other conservative challenger resigned yesterday morning and last week another challenger former minister also resigned fro desire to contest…mayi Leadsom asiya kuti sapikisana nawo ndipo izi zapangitsa kuti mayi May akhare PM wa UK opanda opikisana nawo kufikira 2020 pomwe kudzakhare chisakho ku UK ko…mayi Leadsom anena kuti sakanatha kupikisana ndi mayi May59 ys

  2. xol ya utolankhani yomwe munapita mw 24 palibe munakaphuzirapo coz i dont kaya ndi chizungu chakuvutani kaya ndi umbuli kulephera kupanga understand zithu sindikumvetsa…Thereasa May was not handpicked as u alledge Mrs Leadsom the other conservative challenger resigned yesterday morning and last week another challenger former minister also resigned fro desire to contest…mayi Leadsom asiya kuti sapikisana nawo ndipo izi zapangitsa kuti mayi May akhare PM wa UK opanda opikisana nawo kufikira 2020 pomwe kudzakhare chisakho ku UK ko…mayi Leadsom anena kuti sakanatha kupikisana ndi mayi May59 ys

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