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Jeremy Corbyn's plan to force MPs to enter ballot to contest seats 'blocked', as he refuses to say he will stand ... -

Jeremy Corbyn's plan to force all Labour MPs to enter a ballot in order to contest their seat in the General Election is expected to be blocked after union sources reportedly refused to back it. The Labour leader is understood to want every MP to be ...and more »

A snap election will give Theresa May the ultimate mandate to deliver Brexit -

Theresa May used to think that the next general election would be held in 2020. Downing Street said as such last month. But she has decisively changed her mind. The months of double-digit poll leads, culminating in three polls over the weekend ...and more »

June 8 general election will let Theresa May 'secure a post-Brexit future' say Tory ministers -

A Conservative victory in the general election will help to secure a “post-Brexit future” for Britain, a senior Cabinet minister said last night as anti-European Union MPs hailed Theresa May's decision. Senior Conservatives said a Tory victory in the ...and more »

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

The announcement of a June general election in the UK, just two years shy of the last one, has come as a surprise. Even prime minister Theresa May had previously ruled out an early election. But, over the weekend, the opinion polls suggested that the ...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

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 »

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 UK Snap Election Is Riskier Than It Seems - FiveThirtyEight

Theresa May's conservatives are probably headed to a big win, but polls in the U.K. are terrible. By Nate Silver. Filed under UK Election · Facebook · Twitter · Email. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street in London on Tuesday ...and more »

First takeaways on Britain's snap election - Jewish News (blog)

Daniel J Levy Daniel J. Levy will be pursuing postgraduate research on Middle Eastern politics at the University of Oxford's Oriental Institute and … [More] St Antony's College from autumn 2017, and graduated from the University of Leeds with a First ...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 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 »