Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said she regrets allowing too much polarisation over Brexit and avoiding televised debates before a disastrous snap election in 2017.
Naija News understands that the Prime Minister made this known in an interview that was published on Frida, July 12.
The Prime Minister’s confession about her regrets while in office comes after she resigned as leader of the ruling Conservatives in June.
Theresa May had resigned after she conceded defeat in her two-year battle to persuade parliament to approve the deal she had agreed to with Brussels for Britain to leave the EU.
“I did everything I could to get it over the line.
“I was willing to sit down with (opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn, willing to sacrifice my premiership, give up my job!” May told the popular right-wing tabloid The Daily Mail.
“I had assumed mistakenly that the tough bit of the negotiation was with the EU, that parliament would accept the vote of the British people (in the 2016 Brexit referendum) and just want to get it done.
She said that “people who’d spent their lives campaigning for Brexit would vote to get us out.”
Prime Minister May agreed that she should have done more to halt “the polarisation between the language of soft and hard Brexit.” d the polarisation between the two Brexit languages divided the Conservative and Labour parties, as well as British voters.
Prime Minister May recounted her regrets in just few days to July 24, when she is expected to hand over the reins to the victor in a run-off to succeed her as leader of the Conservatives and the country.
May also said she regrets her refusal to take part in televised debates before a disastrous snap election in June 2017.
“I should have done the TV debates. I didn’t because I had seen them suck the lifeblood out of David Cameron’s campaign,’’ she said.