Huge Majority Of UK Lawmakers Back June 8 Early Election
The pound is climbing on Thursday, extending the big gains already seen since Prime Minister Theresa May called for a general election to be held on June 8.
May meanwhile headed to the northern English town of Bolton to promise "the strong and stable leadership this country needs to take Britain through Brexit and beyond".
"That is what this is about", she said.
May stunned the country on Tuesday when she announced her plan for an early vote, despite having repeatedly said she would wait until the next election scheduled in 2020. Describing it as a "game-changer", they say a larger Conservative majority, if it emerges on June 8, makes the "deadline to deliver a "clean" Brexit without a lengthy transitional arrangement by 2019 far less pressing given that no general election will be due the year after".
The general consensus is that Labour had no choice but to support a General Election as an opposition that refuses to go to the people doesn't believe in itself.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at a rally.
After debating the motion put forward by May in Parliament, 522 of the 650 sitting MPs threw their support behind the early election, well and truly passing the threshold of two-thirds needed to approve the plan. "So that's not true is it?"
"Sadly the Labour Party gave her a mandate for Brexit as they pushed us off a cliff-edge voting for Article 50 without a single condition attached".
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has accused Mrs May of "bottling" and said broadcasters had a "moral duty" to go ahead with the showdowns even if she fails to take part.
If current opinion polling is replicated at the ballot box, the Tories will win 375 seats - nearly double the 189 the Labour Party would win.
"Tuesday's announcement of general elections in the United Kingdom led to a surge in the pound, gaining roughly 1.5% vs. the euro".
The gap between the leaders' satisfaction ratings is bigger than any since at least 1979.
Corbyn said years of Conservative austerity had led to falling living standards and called May "a prime minister who can't be trusted".
"Brexit isn't just about the letter that says we want to leave". Both May and the European Commission have said that negotiations will only start in earnest after the poll.
Voters could give Europhile politicians a boost in Britain's upcoming election, but the effect will be limited and the prospect of a grand alliance to soften Brexit is improbable, analysts said.
Leaders of opposition parties including the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Scottish national Party have called for May to be represented in the debate by an empty chair, to highlight her absence.
Labour are a spent force in Scotland and the expected Tory majority may lead to Labour and LibDem EU Remain voters (who are not committed Unionists) to switch to the SNP in Tory/SNP marginals. "And we shall crush the saboteurs". "They are yesterday's rules, set by failed political and corporate elites we should be consigning to the past". But it is clear from statements made by the Scottish nationalists and others that they want to use this House to try to frustrate that process.
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At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex declined 57.09 or 0.19% at 29,365.30 with 21 components registering drop. The Sensex has so far touched a high of 29,584.34 points and a low of 29,265.32 points during the intra-day trade.
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