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British snap election campaign takes off; May wants to increase her current majority of 17

Thursday, April 20th 2017 - 02:21 UTC
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Campaigning is under way after the House of Commons backed Theresa May's call for a general election on 8 June. MPs voted by 522 votes to 13 - with Labour and Lib Dem helping secure the two-thirds majority needed to bring forward the election from 2020. Read full article


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  • EscoSesDoidao

    Not that good a start eh May?

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Briton

    Not a bad one either..

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    EU Superstate trying to interfere with our democracy. You vil obey!

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • downunder

    “The prime minister urged voters to give her “the mandate to speak for Britain and to deliver for Britain”.

    PM May is the only political leader in the UK who has a plan for the country and the will to see it through. There is no doubt where she stands on the important issues, and the most important issue facing the UK today is Brexit.

    Hopefully the people of the UK will reward her conviction and grant her the strong mandate that she seeks.

    Apr 21st, 2017 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Clyde15

    I have watched the video. When this was taking place, the police escort would have no idea if the person in question was going to escalate his complaint. When you think of terrorist activities that had taken place recently, it seemed a prudent move, especially as the man had got out of his car on the moving traffic side of the road.

    I hold NO brief for Ms. May and the conservative party.

    Apr 21st, 2017 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Theresa Maybe has no plan and has spent most of her short time as Prime Minister dithering and making U-turns. She's not hoping to win based on her or her party's achievements but intends to take advantage of her opponents' obvious weakness and disunity. It's a depressing situation to be in.

    Apr 21st, 2017 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Still, look on the bright side,
    we will all know the answers very soon, wont we.

    Apr 21st, 2017 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    “PM May is the only political leader in the UK who has a plan for the country and the will to see it through. There is no doubt where she stands on the important issues, and the most important issue facing the UK today is Brexit.”

    I agree with you, no doubt she has a plan. It's called “the Ostrich puts her head in the sand” plan. Or slightly more optimistically, the “I'm totally deluding myself and want to do the same with you all”.

    What has she is on record of saying or insinuating so far:

    That she will get Britain a better deal for the UK after Brexit than before (no freedom of people but free trade for Britain in the EU)

    That she will get the EU, 27 nations of 400 million plus people, to give in more than 1 nation of 60 million will give in.

    That she will strike a deal that will satisfy and suit the needs of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, Shetlands, Manx, Falklands...

    That the UK will keep its banking legal and logistical perks of the EU (while outside), and yet she will be able to pull out of the European court...

    But just when you thought the promises could not get more fantastical and saturated with idle fancy, you get this out of London:

    “Following hopes from the UK’s Brexit secretary David Davis that London could retain the European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency in the capital, the commission has insisted the bodies will move to the continent as part of the UK’s divorce settlement.”

    Let's put it in simpler terms that any Anglo can understand: this is the equivalent of dumping your girlfriend and then asking her to keep sleeping with you.

    Is there anyone that lives in London who can go to your leader's offices and confirm for all of us that their heads are indeed somewhere in a high polar orbit? Because their feet have left Earth a looong time ago.

    Apr 22nd, 2017 - 02:31 am - Link - Report abuse +1
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  • The Voice

    Looks like the Scotch Nationalists are going to get hammered by Ruthie. A dozen more Tory MPs! Who would have thought it, socialism crumbling, UK break up Scotched...

    Apr 23rd, 2017 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Who knows what will happen. If the Tories hint at tax increases then they will have no chance in Scotland nor in some other areas in England. Labour may even make a come back. Liberals ? Greens?

    I don't have a crystal ball so will have to wait for the result as will everyone else. The opinion polls have been completely wrong the last times.

    It's a sobering thought that the Tories are almost claiming a mandate with only 38% of the UK vote. There is a rumour that the election was called because of more expenses scandals involving Tory MP's which will be made public the day AFTER the election.

    What a coincidence !!!!

    Apr 23rd, 2017 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -2

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