In an unexpected statement British Prime Minister Theresa May has stunned the political world on Tuesday when she called for an early election on June 8. Under current legislation, the next election was not scheduled to take place until 2020.
Theresa May is seeking a stronger mandate from the Brits in talks over leaving the European Union, saying it was the only way to guarantee political stability for years ahead as Britain negotiates its way out of the European Union.
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May said this was a one-off chance to get an election done while the EU was agreeing on its negotiating position.
“The government had the right plan to negotiate Brexit” She said, and there would be no change of course.