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British PM, Theresa May Calls for General Election in June

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theresa+May+Theresa+May+Announces+General+VtX50nYYFsflBritish Prime Minister Theresa May has just announced a snap general election to be held on June 8, 2017 despite her earlier claims that she was against the idea of an early vote.

In a surprise statement outside Downing Street on Tuesday morning, the Prime Minister said:

“After the country voted to leave the EU, Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership. Since I became prime minister the government has delivered precisely that.”

May said Labour and the other opposition parties had opposed her. She added:

“The country is coming together but Westminster is not. Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach. The Lib Dems have said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill. Unelected members of the House of Lords have vowed to fight us every step of the way.”

She also said she was laying down a motion in the House of Commons that will require two-thirds of MPs to back it.

The PM’s announcement is coming as a huge surprise, causing massive speculation this Tuesday morning.

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