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In Britain Snap election spells trouble for Labour

In Britain Snap election spells trouble for Labour”

She said she would introduce legislation on Wednesday to pave the way for the early election.

It comes just two years after the last election, but has the West Country changed its mind since then?

News of the United Kingdom election added to volatility of European markets on Tuesday as investors also monitor the standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme and the first-round vote this weekend in the French presidential election.

Asked if he was the next prime minister, Mr Corbyn said: 'If we win the election, yes.

"Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country", she said.

Tomorrow (19 April) the House of Commons will vote on whether to hold an election as two thirds of MPs must be in favour onf an early election.

Germany's foreign minister says he hopes Britain's early election will lead to more clarity and predictability in upcoming negotiations on the country's exit from the European Union.

The main opposition Labour Party is still in a state of civil war under its leader Jeremy Corbyn who remains estranged from many of his own MPs.

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"I have just chaired a meeting of the Cabinet, where we agreed that the Government should call a general election, to be held on the 8th of June".

May called on voters to throw their support behind her Conservative Party, adding that "every vote for the Conservatives will make me stronger" in Brexit talks.

She poured cold water on hopes by Brexit opponents that a general election could result in a reversal of the decision to withdraw from the European Union. He said it would "give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first".

Opposition parties said they would not block the move, sending Westminster into full-throttle election mode.

Such statements are generally reserved for major news, such as resignations and election calls.

Jonathan Walker, head of policy and campaigns with the North East England Chamber of Commerce said the reason for calling the election was less important than what happened next: "There will be a huge amount of speculation about the PM's motivation for calling for a general election", he said.

"I have only recently and reluctantly come to this decision" to seek a general election, May said in her shock announcement, delivered in a news conference outside 10 Downing St. on Tuesday morning. Her office gave no indication on the subject of Tuesday's statement.

In order to hold a snap election, Mrs May must get the backing of Parliament due to the Fixed Terms Parliament Act. She is playing a political game here, this is for her political advantage, not for the country's benefit.

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