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Conservative power grab in the UK: May calls for snap election June 8
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: April 18, 2017 06:35AM
Sensing an opportunity to take advantage of strong polling for tories, PM Teresa May has called a snap general election for June 8, hoping to increase her majority in parliament so she can put through her BREXIT plans and deep budget cuts and other reforms.
Previously the PM had said there would be no election before 2020.

[www.theguardian.com]

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Re: Conservative power grab in the UK: May calls for snap election June 8
Posted by: billb
Date: April 18, 2017 08:38AM
Yawn.
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Re: Conservative power grab in the UK: May calls for snap election June 8
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 18, 2017 09:39AM

They're plotting to take back America!
Our well-armed citizens will stop them.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/2017 09:47AM by Steve G..
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Re: Conservative power grab in the UK: May calls for snap election June 8
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: April 18, 2017 10:07AM
Xenophobia works on both sides of the pond. Strike while the bigotry's hot.



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Re: Conservative power grab in the UK: May calls for snap election June 8
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 18, 2017 04:16PM
Nothing underhanded, that is standard election process in the British Parliamentary system. The Prime Minister may call for elections whenever they want. It is quite normal for it to happen when polls are favorable.



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Re: Conservative power grab in the UK: May calls for snap election June 8
Posted by: JoeH
Date: April 18, 2017 08:30PM
The underhanded part is that May has been saying since last year that she would not call for a snap election. Can only hope it backfires on her and her party, but I expect the decision was made to do it before any real word gets out on what exit provisions will be negotiated.
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