Editorial

Wishing PM May success

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This week, interior minister Theresa May becomes Britain's prime minister, the second female prime minister. Margaret Thatcher was the first.

David Cameron had announced he was stepping down after Britons unexpectedly voted last month to quit the European Union.

Like Cameron, May had opposed the Brexit (British Exit) vote, but she intends to accept the results of the referendum.

In a recent speech, May said there could be no second referendum and no attempt to rejoin the EU by the back door.

We commend May for not joining in the effort by some Brexit opponents to repudiate the results of the referendum. That effort could lead to an acrimonious battle if allowed to fully develop.

We wish May a unifying and product time as PM.