Theresa May has called a snap general election, claiming divisions within Westminster are at an all time high between MP’s, hindering current Brexit negotiations.
On June 8th, May will require the support of two-thirds of MP’s to go to the country. The move has stunned Westminster, and indeed the public, as Number 10 have repeatedly insisted since she stepped up as Prime Minister, that there would be no general election until the scheduled poll in 2020.
This follows the unexpected UK decision to leave the European Union in the referendum that took place in June 2016 of last year.
Supporters of the Prime Minister believe it’s a chance to use the election in order to crush dissent over Brexit.
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