UK: Theresa May to seek snap election

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

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

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

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”.

There will be a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday to approve the election plan – the prime minister needs two thirds of MPs to vote in favour to hold a vote before the next scheduled election date of 2020.

Explaining her change of heart on an early election, May said: “I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election.” (BBC)

15 Responses to UK: Theresa May to seek snap election

  1. Massiah Street April 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Seems like what Barbados needs now.

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  2. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman April 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hello de woman say you need strong leadership and a decisive leader, just saying lol

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  3. Peter April 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Get real. That would NEVER happen in Barbados nor the Caribbean for that matter. West Indian politicians are too power hungry, They all have hidden Overseas bank accounts. Do you honestly think they will give up that control? not to mention the corruption that evolves from those powers that be? Even journalists, radio personalities and reporters are roped in and are very much part of the system.

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    • Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      We do not need an election now as the tree is currently overrun in vines which is laden in slugs. Fast growing and slow eating day and night. We need to activate some salt for the slugs and leaf hoppers then remove all of the vine. So that the tree can bear fruit and progress.

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  4. James Franks April 18, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Stuart, kindly note.

    We need an election and we need it now!!

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  5. Peter April 18, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Pleeeeze. You speak in tooo much parables. Most people do not understand your logic. Write what you have to write but make it simple. w When you tax peoples’ brain they tend to misunderstand you. You are clever and obviously reads a lot. Use KISS…. keep It Simple Stupid. You know that.

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    • Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      When you said you stopped reading my comments you had me feeling so good. Now u go and spoil it.

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      • Peter April 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm

        I do I do actually don’t read your sheet. I am awaiting your ID from British Intelligence I know you are az rejected fart. I’m Just awaiting confirmation. Besides my people tell me you write Bare sheet. You’re addicted to it it anyways. addicted to. Funny, if you were younger I would have offered you an opportunity to be a part of my team, earning $12,000./00n /M plus travel to some luxyury destination s even London. My bosses looked at your comments and promptly said NIO! They think you have a paranoid problem. They guessed correctly. You are a failure blaming everybody.

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        • Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 3:27 pm

          Same old ancestral tactics. Some things NEVER change. I guess.

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  6. jrsmith April 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    The Honorable lady is pushing her luck listening to the media, who got nothing right since 2007, this is the biggest risk ever……..the difference to our barbados , there is accountability in the UK parliament ….

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    • Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      jrsmith – maybe she is using that last so called terror attack as a Cain.

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  7. Mikey April 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    @Jennifer, I hope you are not of the jrsmith type !
    You seem to be a deeper thinker than him, so don’t go down jrsmith road. Oh, maybe have some British traits etc ?
    At least you are a bit more brainy and perceptive anyhow.

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    • Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      @Mikey – you funny sweet boy. I hate patchworks.

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  8. Alex Alleyne April 18, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Even the strongest tree bow to the wind.

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  9. Greengiant April 18, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    This is a totally different case to ours in Barbados. May has realized that the brexitt negotiations can’t be concluded before 2019 and election is due in 2020. Therefore she rightfully needs a mandate that exceeds 2020 if she’s to be able to execute her initiative.

    Stuart has been given a mandate until 2018 and is close to that deadline so there’s no need for a snap election here in Barbados. It’s simply a case of the two leading parties being sent into opposition to rebuild with a twenty first century ideology. They both still think we should vote for the historical contribution of Adams and Barrow, that’s why they can’t find time for Arthur, with his many imperfections he aimed to create his own legacy and ideology.

    Both leaders of these parties still preaching Adams and Barrow, sadly they have not understood that these former leaders prepared a batting wicket for them. They like our batsmen today get good starts but don’t carry on for big scores. So they need to go away, work on their technical weaknesses, get match ready and take fresh guard. Have you all seen the opposition leader’s comment in the other media asking the PM to follow May’s example? It shows her absent mindedness and desperation to win an election, but like Theresa May. ” Her political future depends on the very election she’s calling for “, should the opposition lose the impending election she’ll be finished. This Is indeed her last chance of becoming PM, hence the desperation.

    So you who really have bought into this wanting the best for the country, and it’s people chorus need to read the hymn sheets of both parties properly before singing their hymns of deception. They’re all from the privileged class of the 21st century or desire to join that club. I have given food for digestion.

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