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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 »

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 »

What is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act? -

The Prime Minister today called an early general election which will be held on June 8th. Theresa May, who became Prime Minister on September 12th 2016 after the resignation of David Cameron. Mrs May is seeking a strong mandate and cross-party ...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 »

The UK's snap general election is an opportunity to argue about Brexit all over again - Quartz

British prime minster Theresa May is fed up with a bickering parliament. To put her opponents in their place, today she announced a surprise snap general election to be held on June 8. The focal point of the bickering is Brexit. Britsh voters narrowly ...and more »

The UK is holding a snap general election in June after a surprise announcement by Theresa May - Quartz

British prime minister Theresa May shocked the country today by announcing a snap general election to be held in only eight weeks' time, on June 8. May came to power without a nationwide vote, taking over from David Cameron, who stepped down ...and more »

Theresa May's Snap Election Could Reverse 50 Years Of Progress In Education - Forbes

Theresa May announced today that the U.K. will have a snap election in June, but while the campaign seems certain to be dominated by Brexit, the outcome seems certain to reverse 50 years of progress in education. In a move that took many by surprise, ...and more »

Theresa May's cold election calculus -

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 »

Why Britain's prime minister just called a new election — and how it could backfire - Vox

On Tuesday morning, Americans woke up to some confusing news: The United Kingdom is having a general election on June 8 — even though the next one wasn't supposed to happen until 2020. "I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and ...and more »

Theresa May calls snap British election to gain Brexit mandate - CBS News

LONDON -- In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain's exit from the European Union. Standing outside 10 Downing Street, ...and more »