UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will vow on Thursday to defeat what he calls a "cosy cartel" at the heart of British politics that protects the interests of the wealthy.

British voters will be heading to polling stations for the third time since 2015, after lawmakers overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election on June 8.

The parliamentary election comes less than a year after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and will likely be dominated by the political and economic upheaval spawned by Brexit.

Last year's vote to leave the European Union split Labour's traditional supporter base, which is divided between typically pro-EU inner city voters, and working-class voters in less affluent areas who voted in favour of Brexit.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's shock announcement to call a General Election for June 8 in an attempt to solidify her grip on power amidst the turmoil of upcoming Brexit negotiations has only served to further hinder the country's green economy and policy moves, an unintended effect which will create policy and investment uncertainty for months to come.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron accused Mrs May of "bottling" and said broadcasters had a "moral duty" to go ahead with the televised leaders' showdowns even if she fails to take part.

Britain's next national election is now scheduled for 2020, a year after the scheduled completion of two years of European Union exit talks.

"That would be in nobody's interest", May said.

But analysts have said the chances are weak - chiefly because the Liberal Democrats would probably not want to ally with a struggling Labour Party, which is also deeply divided over its current leader.

Why Morgan Stanley Earnings Shattered Estimates
You should note that the earnings estimate revisions for Morgan Stanley depicted neutral stance prior to the earnings release. Depending on the earnings numbers reported, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) stock may see increased volatility following the report.

In contrast, nearly all the MPs in May's Conservatives party (325 out of 330) voted for the early election.

"I think it is right now to ask the British people, to put their trust in me and the Conservative Party to deliver on their vote a year ago a Brexit plan that will make a success for this country and deliver a stronger, fairer global Britain in the future".

Despite Corbyn's bravado, his party is demoralized and divided under his left-wing leadership and is expected to fare badly. She has also played up the strength of the British economy, which has so far defied predictions of a slowdown - a key campaign theme that her Conservative Party will use to try to undermine Labour in the election.

"News of a snap United Kingdom election has seen a strong rally in the pound", broker Liberum said in a note to clients.

And she said there was "no way" the SNP was going to win 56 seats this time around.

The Prime Minister gave a short speech in a parish hall in Walmsley, a village in the Labour target seat of Bolton North East, as the scramble for votes begins hours after MPs voted to clear the way for the June 8 poll. She added that she hoped it would bring about unity during a hard time as the United Kingdom negotiated the terms of Brexit.

For months the Prime Minister has said that a snap, early election was, in her view, the last thing the country needed. "It's about ... getting the right deal from Europe".

The prime minister is hoping to significantly boost her current Commons majority of 17 to increase her authority, ahead of 18 months of talks which will determine the manner of the UK's exit from the EU.

Initially, EU officials had said that the talks could start in late May once a detailed negotiating mandate had been agreed among the EU's 27 other members.

Related News:

  • Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.
    Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

    Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

    In the statement Monday, Poonam Alaigh, acting VA under secretary for health, said the VA was "focused on process improvements". Trump called the law a good start but acknowledged "there is still much work to do".
    J.R. Smith Leaves Game 2 With Left Hamstring Injury

    J.R. Smith Leaves Game 2 With Left Hamstring Injury

    Teague landed awkwardly on his right hand early in the third quarter as Love slid over in hopes of drawing the change. George is absolutely right about Stephenson's tendency to let his emotion get the best of him in the heat of battle.
  • Emirates and Royal Jordanian Airlines Troll Embattled United

    Emirates and Royal Jordanian Airlines Troll Embattled United

    More than 90 percent of passengers bumped from a flight on a major U.S. airline previous year volunteered, according to the U.S. Storyful, a company that buys social media footage, released a video on Thursday filmed by a passenger sitting behind Dr Dao.

    Tillerson says no reason for Russian Federation to retaliate

    He also said the top USA priority in the region hasn't changed and remained the defeat of Islamic State militants. Trump said the attack was in response to "the Syrian government's recent chemical attack in Idlib province".
    Amazon says it is bringing retail shopfront service to Australia

    Amazon says it is bringing retail shopfront service to Australia

    It is also hunting for a fulfilment centre spanning nearly 100,000 square metres in either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane . Following months of speculation and rumours, Amazon has officially confirmed it will enter the Australian Market .
  • Chelsea's title chances '50 percent' - Conte

    While most guarantee Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur the first two Champions League spots, the final two are too close to call at the moment.
    Malcolm Butler will skip Patriots' voluntary workouts

    Malcolm Butler will skip Patriots' voluntary workouts

    Butler has no intention of participating in voluntary offseason workouts, according to Michael Giardi of CSN New England. With Butler signed, the Patriots can engage in trade talks with other teams regarding Butler if they desire.

    Real Transformation in American Politics Is What's Happening to the Democratic Party

    He said the party's strategy should include building a strong base in all 50 states, not just on both coasts. Their visit comes as Democrats are trying to rebound from a series of election losses in Kentucky.
  • Trump declares Georgia Democrats are 'failing'

    With 18 candidates in the race, Ossoff benefitted from united Democratic support, and a reported $8.3 million fundraising haul. Democrats, however, privately maintained such a feat would be hard, given the crowded field and the history of the district.
    American Express profit tops estimates on higher spending by members

    American Express profit tops estimates on higher spending by members

    With the existing current ratio, American Express Company is more than equipped to confront its liabilities with its assets. Also, insider L Kevin Cox sold 32,726 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 6th.
    Super Bowl champion Patriots to visit White House Wednesday

    Super Bowl champion Patriots to visit White House Wednesday

    Hightower wasn't at the White House . "Immediately to me that means he's going to tone it down because what he said was so nice". Others include the owners of the Houston Texans, the Washington Redskins, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Los Angeles Rams.


Most liked

Rising trend of casino apps
For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight
Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.

In death, Hernandez's murder conviction likely to be tossed
Investigators suggested Hernandez shot Lloyd to keep him quiet about the two earlier killings. He was subsequently transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.

Top court to hear key religious rights case involving Missouri church
Since California's constitution was passed in 1879, a strict separation between church and state has been enshrined in state law. Both sides told the Supreme Court that his decision doesn't moot the case, since the issue could arise again in the future.

Malia Obama Is Really Into Shirts as Dresses for Spring
But he returned just two days later on Wednesday, April 12, and followed her out of her other interning job, in the West Village. In an odd choice of words, the Daily News report described Cardoso as "lovelorn", prompting a swift backlash on social media.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC
Dar's treatment was "unlawful and unacceptable" rights group Amnesty International said in a statement. Both India and Pakistan have accused each other of violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement.

Marlins' Chen, Ziegler no-hitting Mariners through 8 innings
Athletics 4, Rangers 2: Andrew Triggs allowed three hits over six innings to outpitch Yu Darvish, and Oakland beat Texas. Chen, who dealt with elbow issues last season, was lifted after throwing his 100th pitch to complete the seventh inning.

Pence keeps spotlight on Korean Peninsula
He said the USA plans to strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific region and remained dedicated to the protection of Japan. Nevertheless, the USA reportedly directed two additional aircraft carrier groups toward the Korean Peninsula this week.

Sasikala, Dinakaran ouster first victory in dharma yudh, says Panneerselvam
He also said as everybody chose to keep him out of the party affairs, he has made a decision to stay out. The Election Commission has also postponed the by-election to the state assembly from R.K.

Australia Toughens Foreign Worker Visas, Says Australian Jobs for Australians
The number of visas issued is uncapped, and reached a peak of 126,000 in 2012-13 under the Gillard-Rudd Labor government.

US Defense Secretary Mattis addresses confusion over carrier
Officials said there had been a lack of follow-up with commanders overseeing the aircraft carrier's movements. The North also tried but failed to launch what US officials said was a medium-range missile on Sunday.

New report pinpoints unhealthiest places to breathe in the US
Many of these spikes were directly linked to wildfire events, which are likely to increase because of climate change . Eduardo Villarama, regional medical director for Golden Valley Health Centers, in an email to the Merced Sun-Star.

Australia: Parents Complain After Easter Egg Hunt Leaves Children With Less Eggs
Imagine a swimming pool filled with brightly colored Easter eggs, and you can jump in and collect as many as you can... Hundreds of citizens gathered at the Altus City Park on Saturday to hunt the safest thing in season - Easter eggs.

Emirates cuts flights to U.S. as demand weakens
Emirates will re-deploy the capacity to serve demand on other routes across its global network. The Gulf airlines have enjoyed rapid growth in their USA operations in recent years.

McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect
In an interview with CNN , several of Godwin's children said they held no animosity toward Stephens, either. Lane said she's devastated that the victim said her name before he was shot.