Theresa May calls for snap UK general election June 8
Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a UK general election to be held on June 8.
May says she has only “recently and reluctantly” come to the conclusion that a general election is necessary.
“Since I became prime minister I have said that there should be no election until 2020, but now I have concluded that the only way to guarantee certainty and stability for the years ahead is to hold this election and seek your support for the decisions I must take.”
May says there should be “unity” in Westminster over Brexit, but there is not. She says Labour has threatened to vote against the final deal, the Liberal Democrats want to bring parliamentary business to a standstill and the Scottish National Party (SNP) want to vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the EU.
She says she is not prepared to allow her opponents to jeopardize Brexit negotiations.
“Our opponents believe that because the government’s majority is so small, our resolve will weaken and that they can force us to change course. They are wrong.
“They underestimate our determination to get the job done and I am not prepared to let them endanger the security of millions of working people across the country.”
May’s spokesperson said the PM had the full backing of her ministers for an early election and that she told the Queen of her plans by telephone on Monday.
The Brexit timetable will be unaffected by the early election, and officials and secretaries of states remain in place, the spokesperson added.
May says she will move a motion in the Commons on Wednesday proposing the election.
when i look at this from a distance i see the globalists making another play to ruin brexit..prepare for 7 weeks of may bashing par excellence..
“She says Labour has threatened to vote against the final deal, the Liberal Democrats want to bring parliamentary business to a standstill and the Scottish National Party (SNP) want to vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the EU.”