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Snap General Election Called

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May has just announced a snap general election for 8th June.

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Going to be another interesting couple of months politically.

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Obviously wants to lock in the next 5 years.

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She is clearly confident of winning a landslide victory given that all opposition is in disarray.

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This is why shes the best option for the new Britain.

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Ridiculous. Worst timing imo. 

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Does she have to get parliamentary approval to relinquish the 5 year  fixed term rule?

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33 minutes ago, Sunset said:

This is why shes the best option for the new Britain.

Quite likely.....but it's a pretty low bar.

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28 minutes ago, winter1 said:

Does she have to get parliamentary approval to relinquish the 5 year  fixed term rule?

Labour have said they will support the change, which requires 2/3rds of MP's support. With Labour support it is a done deal

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37 minutes ago, BritChickx said:

Ridiculous. Worst timing imo. 

Why? Labour are in disarray, they even just lost a council seat in Middlesbrough to Tory. If Labour cant win in Middlesbrough they are stuffed.

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This is very much like Malcolms timing with his 457 command.

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Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, VERYSTORMY said:

Why? Labour are in disarray, they even just lost a council seat in Middlesbrough to Tory. If Labour cant win in Middlesbrough they are stuffed.

Well good for the tories I guess. I think it should have waited until after we leave the EU

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Im not even anti tory ill be voting for them as there's no one better currently. 

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1 hour ago, VERYSTORMY said:

Labour have said they will support the change, which requires 2/3rds of MP's support. With Labour support it is a done deal

Why on god's earth would labour support it?

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17 minutes ago, BritChickx said:

Well good for the tories I guess. I think it should have waited until after we leave the EU

I think the reasons are in May's speech. There are a number of pro EU Tories who could cause issues going forward mainly to suit their own agenda more than anything else. But, by getting a big majority, it saps any power they had as if the 20-30 start playing games, it is no threat to the majority.

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10 minutes ago, newjez said:

Why on god's earth would labour support it?

Good question as if it means one thing, Corbyn and Co will be announcing resignations on June 9th. My guess is that as they repeatedly called for an election after the referendum, they cant now back peddle.

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4 minutes ago, newjez said:

There were more even battles in the gas chambers of auschwitz. This will be a blood bath. 

Yep. I would not be at surprised to see Labour with under 100 MP'S

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22 minutes ago, VERYSTORMY said:

I think the reasons are in May's speech. There are a number of pro EU Tories who could cause issues going forward mainly to suit their own agenda more than anything else. But, by getting a big majority, it saps any power they had as if the 20-30 start playing games, it is no threat to the majority.

I havent watched the whole thing yet haha. I guess that makes sense though. 

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Tories have carte Blanche to do whatever they want. Be careful what you wish for. Thatcher's back.

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33 minutes ago, newjez said:

Why on god's earth would labour support it?

Well they have to? They cant take back article 50 just because they disagree with the publics choice 

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I dont think Labour will ever win with Corbyn in charge to be honest. 

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4 minutes ago, BritChickx said:

Well they have to? They cant take back article 50 just because they disagree with the publics choice 

We are discussing labour support for the next general election. Nothing to do with article 50.

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3 minutes ago, newjez said:

We are discussing labour support for the next general election. Nothing to do with article 50.

Oh sorry! I need to wake up 😂

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