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Theresa May's cold election calculus - Macleans.ca

It was the best kept secret in contemporary British politics—until it wasn't. Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she would be holding a snap election on June 8 took the public, the media, and many of her own ministers utterly by ...and more »

Theresa May's ideological power grab will hold up Brexit negotiations. It's almost like that she planned it that way - The Independent

Theresa May triggered Article 50 on 29 March, nine days after a Downing Street spokesperson said: “There is not going to be a general election.” It wasn't the first time May denied, in her own words or through a spokesperson, that she'd call a snap ...and more »

Tajani in London: “Citizens deserve certainty regarding their post-Brexit future” - EU News

Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people's rights in the wake of Brexit during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May this morning. "The European Parliament's message is clear: strongly defending their interests is our ...and more »

Theresa May calls snap election in bid to strengthen hand in Brexit talks - Financial Times

Theresa May dramatically seized the initiative on Brexit on Tuesday by calling a snap general election on June 8, as she sought a direct mandate for her plan to deliver a smooth British exit from the EU. The pound rose on expectations that the prime ...and more »

Why did Theresa May call for an election? - Macleans.ca

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May made a surprise announcement Tuesday in London that she plans to seek approval from the House of Commons to hold a general election on June 8. To make that official, May will need a two-thirds majority vote in the House ...and more »

The markets adjust their Brexit calculations - The Economist

Sterling has risen because investors think a Conservative victory will allow a softer approach to Brexit. But that may not be the right call. Buttonwood's notebook. Apr 19th 2017. by Buttonwood. SOMETIMES the markets are genuinely surprised. On the ...and more »

Don't believe Theresa May. The election won't change Brexit one bit - The Guardian

Having informed European leaders that Britain is leaving the European Union and, after laying out the UK's negotiating position in a detailed notification letter, the prime minister is now asking the British people how they would like their full ...and more »

The UK Snap Election Is Riskier Than It Seems - FiveThirtyEight

Conservatives are way ahead of Labour in polls of the United Kingdom — which may have been behind Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to declare a “snap” general election for June 8 in the hopes of increasing her party's majority in Parliament.and more »

Camden and Haringey MPs vow to challenge Theresa May after surprise election announcement - Hampstead and Highgate Express

Camden and Haringey's Labour MPs have pledged to fight the Conservatives after the prime minister said she will seek an election on June 8. Share article from Ham&High on facebook. Tweet article from Ham&High. Share article from Ham&High on Google ...and more »

Current polling suggests Theresa May will win a majority - GQ.com

The general election odds and polls suggest Theresa May and the Conservatives are likely to win a majority at the early election on 8 June. By GQ freelance political writer. 07 Jun 2017. Rex / Shutterstock. By GQ freelance political writer. Wednesday 7 ...and more »