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Theresa May calls for general election

Theresa May announced yesterday a snap general election, which will be take place on the 8th of June. As she herself asserted, she did so in order to secure a Tory majority during Brexit negotiations.

May claimed that the division existing in the House of Commons can hamper Brexit, and aims to a larger majority of Tory seats, which would give more freedom of movement to the Government by reducing internal debate.

However risky this statement may seem, Theresa May is not being too bold, by the looks of the results of recent polls. Some of them give an advantage of more than 25% to Tories over Labours, which is the highest since these polls began in 1983.

With only fifty days to turn the tables, Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team has started to work ferociously. Five minutes after May’s announcement, an email was sent to all Labours asking for an extraordinary effort during this campaign, and reminding them that ‘Together we can work to ensure the British people vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first’.


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  1. J_b.beatser@gmail.com'

    Why would anyone turn to the spark for general news like this??? Report on something useful and right opinion pieces about these maybe?
    Presumably you know that Labour Party emails details because you are a member?

    • newsonline@sparknewspaper.co.uk'
      Juan Gallego Benot

      Hello, we try to give a general view on news. Though we tend to prioritise Reading University-related news, we are open to content that we think it may be interesting for students. It looks that you may be interested in writing: we are looking for new contributors for our website, so if you want to write an article, please send me an email to newsonline@sparknewspaper.co.uk.

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