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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 »

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 cold election calculus - Macleans.ca

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 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 »

Election win will clear the way for May's Brexit vision - Irish Times

Recent experience of polls should have taught us all that there's no such thing as a certainty, but the City is convinced that Theresa May's government will romp to a decisive victory in the snap June 8th general election. If City traders had expected ...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 »

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 »

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 »