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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 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 »

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 »

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's cold election calculus - Macleans.ca

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 »

Snap elections and the Fixed-term Parliaments Act: what happens next? - The Guardian

Coalition introduced five-year parliaments but act allows for early elections if two-thirds of MPs vote in favour. Latest updates: May announces general election · Peter Walker, Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot. Tue 18 Apr 2017 06.40 EDT Last modified on ...and more »

Theresa May Calls Snap UK Election For 2017 To 'Secure Vision For Brexit' - The Inquisitr

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called a snap U.K. election in the hope of securing a larger majority in parliament and, with it, her vision of Britain after Brexit. Set for June 8, this election will give the British people the choice of ...and more »

Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June - BBC News

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming ...and more »

General election 2017: the biggest threat to the HE Bill since it was introduced - Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)

Some aspects of university reform – including parts of the TEF – could 'turn to dust', says Nick Hillman. April 19, 2017. Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail. By Nick Hillman. Twitter: @nickhillman.and more »

This Is Why Theresa May Can't Just Call a Snap Election Herself - TIME

British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a surprise 'snap' election Tuesday, ending months of speculation as to whether she will pull the trigger in order to exploit the weaknesses of the opposition Labour Party and strengthen the government's ...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 »