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Sketch: Another nail biter for beleaguered Theresa May as the general election vote passes by the narrowest of 509 ... - The Independent;

Sketch: Another nail biter for beleaguered Theresa May as the general election vote passes by the narrowest of 509 ... - The Independent

The IndependentSketch: Another nail biter for beleaguered Theresa May as the general election vote passes by the narrowest of 509 ...The IndependentAnother gruelling day in the trenches for our beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May. What sweet relief it will be when the general election comes and this brutal war of attrition will come to an end. Not since her Article 50 Bill was passed by 498 ...and more »

EU sees Brexit negotiations after June election - Yahoo News

EU sees Brexit negotiations after June electionYahoo NewsBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brexit negotiations will start in June as planned, after Britons vote in a snap general election, the European Union said on Wednesday as parliament endorsed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a vote on June 8. European ...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 »

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 »

The election is on. Prepare for seven weeks of solid Corbyn-bashing - Telegraph.co.uk;

The election is on. Prepare for seven weeks of solid Corbyn-bashing - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe election is on. Prepare for seven weeks of solid Corbyn-bashingTelegraph.co.ukThe election campaign hasn't officially begun yet. But today in the Commons, Theresa May generously treated us to a preview of it. Jeff Smith (Lab, Manchester Worthington) asked her about Government cuts to school budgets. Mrs May replied that Mr Smith ...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 »

General election 2017: SNP MPs abstain in Commons vote - BBC News;

General election 2017: SNP MPs abstain in Commons vote - BBC News

BBC NewsGeneral election 2017: SNP MPs abstain in Commons voteBBC NewsSNP MPs abstained as the House of Commons overwhelmingly backed the prime minister's plan for a snap general election. MPs voted by 522 to 13 in favour of Theresa May's proposal to hold a general election on 8 June. Mrs May has argued an election ...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 »

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 »

UK parliament backs Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for snap election - The Sydney Morning Herald;

UK parliament backs Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for snap election - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldUK parliament backs Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for snap electionThe Sydney Morning HeraldLondon: British Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union (EU) and help heal divisions within the UK. May surprised allies ...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 »

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 »

Why British PM Theresa May called for a snap election in June - DailyO;

Why British PM Theresa May called for a snap election in June - DailyO

DailyOWhy British PM Theresa May called for a snap election in JuneDailyOFor the third consecutive year, the British will be having a national vote, following Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a general election on June 8 – subject to her getting the required approval from Parliament to do it earlier than the ...and more »

UK Parliament Approves Theresa May's General Election Call - New York Times;

UK Parliament Approves Theresa May's General Election Call - New York Times

New York TimesUK Parliament Approves Theresa May's General Election CallNew York TimesPrime Minister Theresa May called for elections on June 8, reversing numerous pledges that she would wait until 2020. Credit Daniel Sorabji/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. LONDON — The British Parliament on Wednesday approved Prime Minister ...and more »

Theresa May's early election plan overwhelmingly backed by MPs - Mirror.co.uk;

Theresa May's early election plan overwhelmingly backed by MPs - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukTheresa May's early election plan overwhelmingly backed by MPsMirror.co.ukMPs have overwhelmingly backed Theresa May's plan to hold an early election on June 8th. The Tory leader announced her intention to go to the polls yesterday, in a surprise announcement on the steps of Number 10. Making her pitch to the House of ...and more »

Theresa May says no to general election TV debates - BBC News;

Theresa May says no to general election TV debates - BBC News

BBC NewsTheresa May says no to general election TV debatesBBC NewsTheresa May will not take part in TV debates ahead of the planned general election, she has told the BBC. The prime minister told BBC Radio 4's Today she preferred "to get out and about and meet voters". ITV has become the first broadcaster to confirm ...and more »

General election: ITV to hold a leaders' debate despite Theresa May saying she will not attend - The Independent;

General election: ITV to hold a leaders' debate despite Theresa May saying she will not attend - The Independent

The IndependentGeneral election: ITV to hold a leaders' debate despite Theresa May saying she will not attendThe IndependentThere will be at least one TV debate in the 2017 general election campaign, despite Theresa May's insistence that she will not take part. Broadcaster ITV said it would push ahead with a debate which will be hosted by Julie Etchingham, who chaired a ...and more »