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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 welcomes Donald Tusk to 10 Downing Street. Negotiations between Britain and the EU will now be stalled by the process of a general election campaign EPA. Theresa May triggered Article 50 on 29 March, nine days after a Downing Street ...and more »

Theresa May's cold election calculus -

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to speak to the media outside her official residence of 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday April 18, 2017. May announced she will seek early election on June 8 (Alastair Grant/AP/CP). It was the best kept ...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 »

The Foregone Conclusion of Britain's Election - New York Times

LONDON — This, as we keep discovering, is an era of unexpected electoral results. Tuesday's decision by Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, to call a general election for June 8 was certainly unexpected. In an age in which few secrets remain secret ...and more »

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn rules out a second referendum on final EU deal - The Independent

Labour will not support a second referendum on the terms of Theresa May's Brexit deal, a spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn has said, ending speculation the party might back a vote at the end of the two-year negotiation. Reports on Wednesday evening suggested ...and more »

I predicted a snap election this spring – here's what I predict will happen next - The Independent

This election may seem like an exercise in democracy, but it's actually about giving Theresa May the means to ignore democracy in the future. There are surprises to come. Paddy Ashdown; Thursday 20 April 2017 12:00 BST. Click to follow. Independent ...and more »

Theresa May has ruled out taking part in any televised general election debates — but that won't deter the broadcasters - Business Insider

LONDON — Theresa May has ruled out taking part in any televised general election debates before the planned June 8 vote. Asked whether the prime minister would take part in televised debates, a Conservative spokesperson said this afternoon: "Our ...and more »

The markets adjust their Brexit calculations - The Economist (blog)

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 »

Theresa May's Snap Election Isn't All About Brexit - Chatham House

Prime Minister Theresa May had to have better reasons for subjecting election-fatigued Brits to their fourth major political contest in three years than just strengthening her hand in negotiations with Brussels. May put heavy emphasis on the need to ...and more »

City sanguine on snap election call - BBC News

Markets don't generally like surprises and today's announcement certainly qualified as one, but the market reaction has so far been fairly calm. The pound has gained 1% and although the stock market is down more than 2%, a lot of that happened before ...and more »