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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 »

Theresa May calls for UK general election on 8 June - The Guardian

Theresa May has said she wants to hold a snap general election on 8 June, despite repeatedly claiming that she was against the idea of an early vote. In a surprise statement outside Downing Street on Tuesday morning, the prime minister claimed that ...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 »

Why is the UK holding an election now? - The Japan Times

LONDON – The surprise decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May to call a general election sends one very clear message: While the Brexit negotiating process is moving forward in a manageable and increasingly positive way, she needs a clear and ...and more »

Stronger pound hits FTSE 100 as investors look for softer Brexit - Financial Times

Theresa May's surprise general election announcement sparked a surge in the pound and UK blue-chip shares suffered their biggest one-day decline since the country voted to leave the EU. The pound climbed as much as 2.7 per cent to a five-month high of ...and more »

Pound leaps to 10-week higher after UK snap election plan - Financial Times

Having suffered a sharp lurch lower, the pound is now riding high against the dollar at a 10-week high after prime minister Theresa May said she will seek a snap general election on June 8. Sterling is up 1.5 per cent against the dollar on the day ...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 »

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 »