Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Britain Goes To The Polls On June 8 -- News Updates April 18, 2017

Daily Mail: Britain is to go to the polls in just seven weeks as Theresa May stuns Westminster by calling a snap election so she can 'get the job done' on Brexit after having a moment of clarity on Snowdonia holiday

* Prime Minster announced she wants an election to ensure 'strong leadership' in the Brexit negotiations ahead
* May must win a vote in the Commons tomorrow night but this is a formality as Corbyn has said he will back it
* The PM made the announcement of a June 8 poll after a Cabinet meeting of her top ministers in No 10 today
* Corbyn said Labour would offer the country an 'effective alternative' that was a 'credible choice' for Britain
* SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon accused May of consulting the polls and putting party ahead of her country
* Ex PM David Cameron hailed May's surprise decision to call a general election as the 'brave and right' one

Theresa May sprung a massive surprise on the nation and her own ministers today by announced a snap general election for June 8 - insisting she needs a mandate to 'get the job done' on Brexit.

In a dramatic statement on the steps of Downing Street, the Prime Minister fired the starting gun on a poll that she hopes will deliver her an unassailable majority to shape the country's future.

She blamed opposition parties who have been trying to frustrate Brexit for her sudden change of heart after months insisting she will not hold an election - singling out Nicola Sturgeon's efforts to exploit the situation to tear the UK apart.

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WNU Editor: UK Prime Minister May has a 20% lead in the polls. This is her election to lose.

Britain Goes To The Polls On June 8 -- News Updates April 18, 2017

UK General Election for June 8: Live Updates -- BBC
General election 2017: Theresa May says opposition to Brexit plan behind decision - Politics live -- The Guardian
Live Theresa May announces snap general election on June 8 to 'make a success of Brexit' -- The Telegraph
Theresa May calls for snap UK general election on 8 June - live updates -- The Independent
Britain's prime minister to seek early election on June 8 -- AP
British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand -- Reuters
Theresa May calls for UK general election on 8 June -- The Guardian
Theresa May Calls General Election in U.K., Seeking Stronger ‘Brexit’ Mandate -- NYT
British prime minister calls for elections in June amid Brexit fallout -- Washington Post
British Prime Minister Theresa May Calls for Snap Election -- NBC
British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for snap elections -- DW
Theresa May calls for snap UK general election June 8 -- RT
'It could be disastrous': Labour MPs nervous as poll countdown starts -- The Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn backs early vote despite Labour poll struggles -- The Telegraph
Labour forecast to get snap election battering, yet Corbyn welcomes chance to ‘stand up for Britain’ -- RT
Tim Farron: Lib Dem leader says snap election is 'chance to change direction of country' -- The Independent
Resignations, outrage, optimism: MPs react to Theresa May’s call for snap general election -- RT
Election a chance for Scotland to boost mandate for independence vote: Sturgeon -- Reuters
EU's Brexit plans unchanged by UK vote: spokesman -- Reuters
EU's Brexit plans 'unchanged' by snap election announcement -- BBC

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