Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been facing calls for her resignation in recent days. However, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt commented on Thursday, May 23rd, that May would still be in office to welcome US President Donald Trump for his scheduled state visit in early June.
Trump is expected to begin his three-day visit to the UK on June 3rd. “Theresa May will be prime minister to welcome him, and rightly so,” Reuters reported Hunt replying when he talked to a reporter after a speech at the National Cyber Security Centre. The reporter had asked who Hunt predicted would be in office for the occasion.
Hunt is also set to have a meeting with May later on Thursday May 23rd, but declined to comment when asked what he would discuss with the Prime Minister.
May has been rumoured to be nearing the end of her premiership, as members of her own Conservative party are growing increasingly unhappy over her lack of progress on delivering Brexit.
On Wednesday May 22nd, members of the Conservative party discussed changing party rules, to allow a vote of no confidence immediately. May survived a no-confidence vote of Conservative MPs in December. The BBC explained, that under existing rules, that would mean she cannot be challenged again until December this year.