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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 »

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 »

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 »

Theresa May's Snap Election Could Reverse 50 Years Of Progress In Education - Forbes

Theresa May announced today that the U.K. will have a snap election in June, but while the campaign seems certain to be dominated by Brexit, the outcome seems certain to reverse 50 years of progress in education. In a move that took many by surprise, ...and more »

Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June - BBC News

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming ...and more »

The UK Snap Election Is Riskier Than It Seems - FiveThirtyEight

Conservatives are way ahead of Labour in polls of the United Kingdom — which may have been behind Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to declare a “snap” general election for June 8 in the hopes of increasing her party's majority in Parliament.and more »

UK snap election: Five things you need to know - BBC News

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election for 8 June, taking the country by surprise. The previous election was in 2015, so another was not due until 2020. Ms May pledged several times after taking office last year not to call an ...and more »

Dover and Out - The New York Review of Books

Considering the European Union's unhappy history with national referenda, there was no guarantee that Brexit would mean Brexit, to adapt the slogan adopted by Britain's prime minister, Theresa May. True, the British people voted to leave the EU by a ...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 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 »

Theresa May Calls for New Election in Britain, Seeking Stronger 'Brexit' Mandate - New York Times

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain on Tuesday called for an early election in less than two months, clearly anxious that her thin majority in Parliament would weaken her hand in complicated negotiations on the British exit from the ...and more »