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UK Elections: A June date - The Hindu

UK Elections: A June dateThe HinduGiven that she had ruled out a snap election on several occasions, British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement on Tuesday caught most people by surprise. As the House of Commons a day later endorsed the advancing of the election, due in the ...and more »

The Guardian view on MPs and the general election: Theresa May demanded. They obeyed - The Guardian;

The Guardian view on MPs and the general election: Theresa May demanded. They obeyed - The Guardian

The GuardianThe Guardian view on MPs and the general election: Theresa May demanded. They obeyedThe GuardianThe prime minister easily won the vote in parliament to call an election. MPs let themselves and their parties down by capitulating too readily. Theresa May during prime minister's questions in the Commons Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. General election ...and more »

May convinces MPs that Brexit requires her strong and ignorant leadership - The Guardian;

May convinces MPs that Brexit requires her strong and ignorant leadership - The Guardian

The GuardianMay convinces MPs that Brexit requires her strong and ignorant leadershipThe Guardian'Theresa can only aspire to the empathy levels of a cartoon character.' Photograph: SilverHub/Rex/Shutterstock. General election 2017 · The politics sketch. May convinces MPs that Brexit requires her strong and ignorant leadership. John Crace. As the ...and more »

MPs back Theresa May's poll call - The Hindu;

MPs back Theresa May's poll call - The Hindu

The HinduMPs back Theresa May's poll callThe HinduBritain is set to go to the polls on June 8 after an overwhelming majority of MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call to hold a general election on that date. A total of 522 MPs voted in favour of the motion vote on Wednesday afternoon. With just ...and more »

The general election is a vote on leadership – and our leaders have been found wanting - The Guardian;

The general election is a vote on leadership – and our leaders have been found wanting - The Guardian

The GuardianThe general election is a vote on leadership – and our leaders have been found wantingThe GuardianWho can stop Theresa May? With Labour floundering, an opposition alliance and tactical voting now seem to be an electoral necessity. Naushabah Khan, Labour's candidate for Rochester and Strood byelection in 2014. 'Labour has refused to countenance ...and more »

Election 2017: Who are the key behind-the-scenes figures directing Tory and Labour campaigns? - ITV News;

Election 2017: Who are the key behind-the-scenes figures directing Tory and Labour campaigns? - ITV News

ITV NewsElection 2017: Who are the key behind-the-scenes figures directing Tory and Labour campaigns?ITV NewsFiona Hill is part of Theresa May's key team while Seumas Milne is Jeremy Corbyn's closest adviser. Credit: PA. Amid the fanfare of Theresa May's surprise call for a snap election came another shock from Number 10 as one of the prime minister's most ...and more »

PMQs sketch: May attacks Corbyn's lack of leadership qualities as election campaign begins - Herald Scotland;

PMQs sketch: May attacks Corbyn's lack of leadership qualities as election campaign begins - Herald Scotland

Herald ScotlandPMQs sketch: May attacks Corbyn's lack of leadership qualities as election campaign beginsHerald ScotlandTHERE was a large neon sign hanging over Theresa May's head during this week's PMQs; it repeatedly flashed: 21-point lead, 21-point lead. As she entered the Commons arena to begin the election campaign, the Tory berserkers let rip a full-throated cheer ...and more »

Why British Prime Minister Theresa May Called for a Snap Election - U.S. News & World Report;

Why British Prime Minister Theresa May Called for a Snap Election - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportWhy British Prime Minister Theresa May Called for a Snap ElectionU.S. News & World ReportBritish Prime Minister Theresa May just called for a snap election. What's in it for her? Reuters. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement at Downing street in London, Britain, March 22, 2017 following the attack in Westminster.and more »

UK's May wins MP's backing snap poll - The Australian

UK's May wins MP's backing snap pollThe AustralianPrime Minister Theresa May has won parliament's backing for an early election, a vote she says will strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she ...and more »

May wants a hard Brexit without scrutiny. It's Labour's job to stop her getting it - The Guardian;

May wants a hard Brexit without scrutiny. It's Labour's job to stop her getting it - The Guardian

The GuardianMay wants a hard Brexit without scrutiny. It's Labour's job to stop her getting itThe Guardian'After 9 June an increased Tory majority would be used as a daily justification for branding those who challenge the PM's vision as 'enemies of the people'.' Photograph: Alamy. General election 2017 · Opinion ...and more »

Election 2017: Which MPs are going and who might return? - BBC News;

Election 2017: Which MPs are going and who might return? - BBC News

BBC NewsElection 2017: Which MPs are going and who might return?BBC NewsGeorge Osborne, the former chancellor once feted as the successor to David Cameron as prime minister, has announced he will not seek re-election as an MP. But who else is stepping down and who hopes to return?and more »

ITV to host pre-election debate amid calls for 'frit' May to be empty chaired - Herald Scotland;

ITV to host pre-election debate amid calls for 'frit' May to be empty chaired - Herald Scotland

Herald ScotlandITV to host pre-election debate amid calls for 'frit' May to be empty chairedHerald ScotlandITV has confirmed it will host a leaders' debate during the general election campaign, despite Theresa May's insistence that she will not take part. Mrs May faced taunts of "frit" from Labour backbenchers at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of ...and more »

British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election - Bangladesh News 24 hours;

British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election - Bangladesh News 24 hours

Bangladesh News 24 hoursBritish parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap electionBangladesh News 24 hoursBritish Prime Minister Theresa May called on for the early election, saying it was the only way to guarantee political stability for years ahead as Britain negotiates its way out of the European Union. Reuters photo taken on Apr 18, 2017.and more »

British parliament backs Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for June 8 snap election - Stuff.co.nz;

British parliament backs Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for June 8 snap election - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzBritish parliament backs Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for June 8 snap electionStuff.co.nzPrime Minister Theresa May said an early election would strengthen her in Britain's divorce talks with the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with ...and more »

These are the 13 MPs who voted against holding a general election in June - International Business Times UK;

These are the 13 MPs who voted against holding a general election in June - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKThese are the 13 MPs who voted against holding a general election in JuneInternational Business Times UKMPs have voted overwhelmingly to back Theresa May's calls to hold a general election on 8 June by 522 to 13. The 509 majority is well above the two-thirds backing from MPs needed for the motion that there should be an early general election to pass in ...and more »

The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election - Waterloo Record;

The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election - Waterloo Record

Waterloo RecordThe Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June electionWaterloo RecordScotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon leaves Bute House in Edinburgh Tuesday April 18, 2017 . Britain‚Äôs Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early general election for June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain‚Äôs exit ...and more »

MPs clear way for general election on June 8 - Braintree and Witham Times;

MPs clear way for general election on June 8 - Braintree and Witham Times

Braintree and Witham TimesMPs clear way for general election on June 8Braintree and Witham TimesBritain will go to the polls on June 8, after MPs cleared the way for an early general election. Theresa May easily cleared the hurdle needed under the Fixed Term Parliament Act to bring the poll forward from the scheduled date of 2020. With the Prime ...and more »

UK lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 election - Daily Mail;

UK lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 election - Daily Mail

Daily MailUK lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 electionDaily MailLONDON (AP) - British lawmakers voted by a resounding 522 to 13 on Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election on June 8. The result easily surpassed the two-thirds majority of the 650 lawmakers needed to trigger an early ...and more »

Dollar strengthens against yen; pound lingers above $1.28 - MarketWatch;

Dollar strengthens against yen; pound lingers above $1.28 - MarketWatch

MarketWatchDollar strengthens against yen; pound lingers above $1.28MarketWatchThe dollar advanced on Wednesday against the euro and the yen after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin assured the public that President Donald Trump is “absolutely not” trying to talk down the greenback. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.30% a ...and more »

General election 2017: MPs back plans for 8 June poll - BBC News;

General election 2017: MPs back plans for 8 June poll - BBC News

BBC NewsGeneral election 2017: MPs back plans for 8 June pollBBC NewsA UK general election will be held on 8 June after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap poll. The House of Commons backed the PM by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed, as Labour and the Lib Dems ...and more »