Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Postby Mikgof » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Well, I know how I'll be voting; for anyone who has the best chance of ousting my sitting Tory MP. Although my MP is a damn good one and lives just a few hundred yards from where I live, reluctantly I'll vote against her because what May is doing is harmful to Britain. In 2010 we adopted fixed term parliaments of 5 years. Prior to that, the PM could call an election anytime that they wanted to and that caused short-term thinking, which is harmful to the country. The idea was that parliament would have to think longer term and fix problems as they arose and not call a snap election to give them breathing space. They need to fix any problems there and then, not call an election every time that something goes wrong.

Obviously, May thinks that the election due in 2020 will have political fallout from Brexit in 2019. Tough. Just get to work and make it work.


Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June


UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.

Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts "the majority first".

The prime minister will refuse to take part in televised leader debates ahead of the vote, Number 10 sources said.

Mr Corbyn said Mrs May should not be "dodging" a head-to-head encounter, and the Lib Dems urged broadcasters to "empty-chair" the prime minister - hold a debate without her.

Live TV debates took place for the first time in a UK general election in 2010, and the experiment was repeated in 2015 using a range of different formats.

A BBC spokesman said that it was too early to say whether the broadcaster would put in a bid to stage a debate.
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Re: Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Postby ThePussyBone4 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:10 pm

May or may not?
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Re: Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Postby nappybonesapart5 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:25 am

will May end in June ? Fred mode

the socilists in UK are in such disarray , they should not be allowed to rule
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Re: Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Postby JeanV. » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:42 pm

nappybonesapart5 wrote:the socilists in UK are in such disarray , they should not be allowed to rule


I must say Brit Socialists almost achieve the feat of making François Hollande look sane.


Almost.


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Re: Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Postby alan B'stard M P » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:07 pm

I hope to fuck she knows what she's doing
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