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UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls general election for 8 June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls general election for 8 June

"The prime minister's attempt to dodge scrutiny shows how she holds the public in contempt", he said.

British elections are fixed in law but can be changed with a two-thirds majority in the Commons - a threshold easily passed during Wednesday's vote.

Tusk said on Twitter that he had a "good" telephone conversation with May after she called for the election.

A victory would give May a powerful mandate extending until 2022, long enough to cover the Brexit negotiations plus a possible transition period into new trading arrangements with the European Union - a prospect that has strengthened the pound.

It had been hoped talks could start by the end of that month, but EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Wednesday that "the real political negotiations" with Britain would not start till after the June 8 election. Opinion polls give them a big lead over the Labour opposition, and May is gambling that an election will deliver her a personal mandate from voters and produce a bigger Conservative majority in Parliament.

British prime minister needed the support of two-thirds of lawmakers.

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Barnier has said he expects full negotiations to start in early June, although it remains unclear what the British position on that will be given the electoral timetable. "It is about the crisis her government has plunged the NHS into, the cuts to to our children's schools which will limit chances of children, 4 million of whom live in poverty, a chance of an alternative to raise living standards, as more and more people do not have security in their work or over their housing". "There is only one route to the prime minister losing a general election and it is a Lib Dem route".

Germany's foreign minister has said he hopes that the election will lead to more clarity and predictability in the Brexit negotiations.

May hit back that Labour offered only "bankruptcy and chaos", but denied she was complacent, saying: "We will be out there fighting for every vote".

Britain's prime minister has defended her decision to seek a snap election.

May told The Sun newspaper that if Britain were still negotiating with the bloc in the run-up to a national election, "the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us".

An early vote will also delay Brexit talks.

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Mr Flanagan said: "This announcement does not change the Government's commitment to ensuring the best possible outcome for Ireland in the upcoming Brexit negotiations where we will negotiate from a position of strength as one of the European Union 27".

Mrs May has also ruled out taking part in TV debates as part of the election campaign, telling the BBC she believed in "getting out and about and meeting voters" and "knocking on doors".

Britain is now gearing up for its third general election in seven years, which comes less than a year after the divisive referendum that decided the United Kingdom would withdraw from the EU.

Leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn was among those calling for a debate.

Mrs May has previously said she wouldn't call an election earlier than then.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon leaves Bute House in Edinburgh Tuesday April 18, 2017.

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Many AIADMK legislators stood behind Sasikala, who is in Bengaluru jail after being convicted in Disproportionate Assets case. Earlier in the day, Palanisamy had formed a 7-member committee to hold talks with rebel AIADMK faction leader O Panneerselvam.

She said holding an election in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, will give the country "certainty and stability" as it negotiates its departure from the EU.


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