British Labour lawmaker says her party is not trying to win election

Bruno Cirelli
Mag 20, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to hold early elections in June, reversing what had been a firm public position, surely reflects her recognition that Britain's exit from the European Union will be far more complicated and painful than voters were promised when they supported it in a referendum a year ago.

Britain will go the polls on 8 June as May's Conservative party seeks to cement a mandate for their Brexit plans, with many writing off Labour's chances with Corbyn at the helm.

Parliament subsequently gave its approval on Wednesday afternoon, meaning the next parliamentary vote will now take place three years earlier than anticipated - and just a month after the Surrey County Council elections, on May 4. "I'm out there taking my message to people up and down this country, and that's what I believe is important". "The result is not certain", she said in a speech at a GlaxoSmithKline factory in her constituency of Maidenhead.

"Whether the election will contribute to stability remains to be seen", Timms said.

However, the Prime Minister also refused to confirm whether her party would increase taxes after the General Election, leaving a question mark over whether the Conservatives will keep their 2015 manifesto pledge not to raise income tax, national insurance or VAT.

Support for the proposals began to build among Labour members yesterday morning, with suggestions that it could help the party bridge the divide between pro- and anti-EU voters.

Theresa May has made clear that she will not take part in television debates to defend her record as prime minister or decisions over Brexit. Polls suggest the party could lose dozens of their current 229 seats in Parliament.

If May does win so many seats it would be the biggest election victory for a Conservative leader since 1983 when Margaret Thatcher beat Labour's Michael Foot to win a majority of 144.

The veteran Italian politician's comments appeared to contradict the prime minister, who has repeatedly said there can be "no turning back" now that Article 50 has been triggered.

"A Government with an election campaign after Brexit agreement immediately is not good for United Kingdom nor for us".

News of the snap election also lead to 12 Labour MPs resigning.

He said the election was fight between the "wealthy ruling Conservatives" versus Labour and the people, adding that he wanted to give preference to the majority's interests.

The snap vote is the latest twist in a turbulent year in British politics, which was plunged into turmoil when the country unexpectedly voted to leave the European Union last year.

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