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MPs should deny May this general election - Prospect

By far the smartest thing that MPs of opposition parties can do in response to Theresa May's call for a general election is not to give it to her. A general election out of fixed parliamentary term requires a 66 per cent majority of all seats in the ...and more »

Theresa May should remember that 48% of her electorate didn't vote for her hard Brexit - The Independent

Gina Miller – who successfully went to court to force a parliamentary vote on Article 50 – is now leading a drive for tactical voting. Her determination and ingenuity are not to be underestimated. Mary Dejevsky @IndyVoices; Thursday 20 April 2017 17:00.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

Our Prime Minister doesn't want a soft Brexit, a hard Brexit or a compassionate Brexit: she wants a Theresa May Brexit, where a general election win hands her the right to do whatever she likes with her country. Holly Baxter @h0llyb4xter; Tuesday 18 ...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 »

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 »

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

Prime minister makes surprise announcement outside No 10, saying she has delivered stability after the Brexit referendum result • Theresa May announces UK general election - live · Anushka Asthana, Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot. Tue 18 Apr 2017 ...and more »

Why an election offers the chance of a better Brexit - The Economist

FOR an event that was supposed to settle a big political question once and for all, last year's referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union has proved spectacularly disruptive. First it did for the government of David Cameron, who had ...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's general election statement in full - BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a plan to call a snap general election on 8 June. Here is the statement she made outside Number 10 in full: "I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet, where we agreed that the government should call a ...and more »