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Theresa May Calls For Snap Election

20 Mai 2017

A choice of stability and a clear vision for Brexit provided by Theresa May and the Conservative Party, or the other choice, a Labour Party lead by Jeremy Corbyn with no clear vision on Brexit and a party that can not unite behind him.

Mrs May said she had made clear to European Council president Donald Tusk that she wants an early agreement on the status of EU nationals living in the UK.

Its leader Jeremy Corbyn said the election "gives the British people the chance to vote for a Labour government that will put the interests of the majority first".

Corbyn was elected party leader in 2015 and again a year ago thanks to strong backing from grassroots Labour members, but many of his more centrist MPs believe he can not secure the broad public support needed to win power.

Current Prime Minister Theresa May, hoping to convert the Tories' poll lead into a bigger Commons majority, said that she will extend her influence in Brexit negotiations and engender the "strong and stable leadership" the country requires.

The offer of a second referendum on the final deal with the European Union has been a long-standing policy of the Liberal Democrats.

The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator has dismissed the Prime Minister's claim that a snap election will strengthen her position in EU exit negotiations.

The Labour leader cast the June 8 poll as a battle of "the Establishment versus the people", as he promised to overturn a "rigged system" which allowed the rich and powerful to extract wealth from the nation.

When pressed on what the election was about, she said: "This election is about preventing the Tories (Conservatives) from getting such an overwhelming majority that there is no possibility of dissent in this country".

No election is a foregone conclusion and we have witnessed some major electoral upsets in the past year from the Brexit result to the success of Donald Trump.

Whereas earlier this year May said Britain was ready to walk away and that no deal was better than a bad deal, she is now talking in terms of the "the best deal possible".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of "betraying" millions of Remain supporters after rejecting calls to offer voters a second referendum on the final Brexit deal.

With Scottish Nationalists pressing for a second independence referendum, Martin said, "the mad, bad, and unsafe should be a particular target of a save Britain campaign".

That position was echoed by Mr Hammond, speaking in Washington, who said the government had solved the problem of pensioner poverty.

Theresa May Calls For Snap Election