12 July 2016 – Home Secretary Theresa May, who was a keen advocate of the EU’s anti-shooting diktats, has become prime minister after the Conservative Party’s post-referendum leadership contest fizzled out.
May has been a supporter of the EU gun ban, which would outlaw magazines and impose British-style bans on semi-automatic firearms and pistols on the Continent.
Under her, the Home Office has taken its eye off the firearms licensing law ball, allowing police to fill the vacuum with more demands for intrusive powers without accountability to the public. This comes in spite of her occasional public outbursts against the police trade unions.
Once the dust has settled over her coronation as prime minister, it is likely that a shakeup in British law and order policy will happen.