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Theresa May snap election

Snap! Everyone is going Trump.

Theresa May has sensed Trump’s appeal. If anyone makes a musical about Brexit it will feature There’ll Always Be An England and Land of Hope and Glory. So she is going to go into the Brexit negotiations with a clear majority for the Conservatives – something Europeans nations do not have with their multiple coalitions.

Theresa May has called a snap election in the UK.
That’s the headline – what’s behind it? Suicide? Thirst for power? Bad advice? Good Advice?
It is more than likely that a big element is that politicians are seeing what happens when someone leads decisively. Trump has shown the way – every time he drops a bomb or tells someone off his figures go up.
But more importantly Trump has stressed patriotism and nationalism and put your own country first.

Even the pitiful Turnbull is trying it on. He has cut down the 457 visa scheme while boasting it is a case of Aussie jobs for Aussie people.

From the pommy Telegraph (Guardian sniffed that it was just a cynical ploy, probably immoral – or something)

Theresa May has called a snap general election for June 8, claiming that divisions at Westminster risked hampering the Brexit negotiations.

The Prime Minister will require the support of two-thirds of MPs to go to the country, with a vote scheduled in the Commons on Wednesday after the surprise announcement on Tuesday morning.

The move stunned Westminster, as Mrs May and Number 10 have repeatedly insisted she would not seek a general election before the scheduled 2020 poll.

But Mrs May, who has a fragile working majority of just 17 in the Commons, said she wanted “unity” at Westminster as talks on Brexit begin in earnest with the European Union.

Speaking outside Number 10, the Prime Minister said the Cabinet had agreed to call an early election. It later emerged that Mrs May had phoned the Queen yesterday to inform her of her intention.

The move takes place against the backdrop of the country’s decision to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum.

Justifying the decision, Mrs May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”

She said the “division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit”.

Senior Tories had urged Mrs May to call an early election, taking advantage of the Conservatives’ healthy opinion poll lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

Mrs May suggested she reached her decision over the Easter parliamentary recess – during which she went on a walking holiday in North Wales.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomed Mrs May’s calls for an early election saying it will “give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first.”

However, two of his MPs – Alan Johnson and Tom Blenkinsop – announced they will not stand for re-election, along with Conservative MP Simon Burns.

 

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  • Robert TG 19/04/2017, 8:34 am

    Perhaps it is simply because she is way ahead in the polls and wants the easy win to extend her governments control.

    • Joe Blogs 19/04/2017, 8:42 am

      She saw how well it worked for Melvin …

  • Margaret 19/04/2017, 9:43 am

    I agree Melvin Trumble and now Julie Bishop are both echoing Trump…’China must help in negotiations with North Korea, all options are on the table with North Korea.

    • Albert 19/04/2017, 1:01 pm

      It is one thing for Trumble and the Stick Insect to talk about China and North Korea but do they really understand anything about that of which they speak? I suspect they are pulling a ‘Me Too’ with Trump.

      • Joe Blogs 19/04/2017, 2:23 pm

        A pair of diplomatic flyweights, Albert.

    • TommyGun 19/04/2017, 3:46 pm

      Yes. The Skinny B. has stopped preening herself long enough to inform everyone that SHE (who dreaded the thought of Trump being elected) is now firmly in the Trump camp insofar as North Korea is concerned.
      As for Tremble…words fail me…

      • aadje 20/04/2017, 4:45 pm

        Yeah, remember how he got on TV and announced that Trump had won? You’d think the Antichrist had come and the apocalypse was now upon us. What a putsch!

  • Lorraine 19/04/2017, 10:10 am

    at least Mrs May is doing a decent job for her Country, and to call an election now when she has such a weak opposition. Smart politics.

  • Aktosplatz 19/04/2017, 5:04 pm

    I did read fairly recently that Teresa May wanted to quit. If that is true, an election wouldn’t faze her at all.

    Still, she’s right when she says that ‘Brexit’ is still an issue within Whitehall that needs sorting, not least the Little Ginger Dwarf located north of Hadrian’s Wall.

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