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Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote


There were also a number of abstentions.

The Commission will not interfere with the possible British elections because they are "a domestic issue", the spokesman said.

Kirsty Blackman, MP for Aberdeen North, said: "The day job has been well and truly abandoned by the Prime Minister who has thrown Brexit negotiations into the air for her own party political gains".

"Give me the mandate to lead Britain".

Since being fired by Theresa May, Osborne has earned lucrative speaking fees and taken on an advisory role for American investment giant Blackrock.

A former Taoiseach says he's not sure Theresa May will get the large majority she's looking for in a new United Kingdom election.

"A general election will provide the country with five years of strong and stable leadership to see us through the negotiations and ensure we are able to go on to make a success as a result, and that is crucial". Because when we win, it's the people, not the powerful, who win.

But, while May is trying to focus the election debate on Brexit, Corbyn is looking to harness the powerful anti-establishment mood revealed by the European Union referendum, which has roots stretching back to the 2007-9 financial crisis.

The motion passed with 522 members of parliament in favour and 13 against.

British PM Theresa May says an early election is in the country's national interest and will strengthen its hand in Brexit negotiations. Then the European Union will have to wait for UK's snap elections and after that, it is high time that the negotiations start. Matt Brief, head of dealing at IG, said: "This seven week campaign is set to be unlike any other previous election".

Meanwhile, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg confirmed that he will fight to retain his Sheffield Hallam seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Addressing a rowdy parliament, she said moving the election would avoid a clash of priorities in the most sensitive final stages of the two-year talks, ignoring criticism from opposition politicians that she was opportunistic and untrustworthy.

She knows that as the terms of her hard Brexit become clearer, the deep misgivings that so many people already have will increase and grow.

I really hope that people can see through this.

She said: "This is a UK-wide election that will have major implications for Scotland, and only Labour or the Tories can form the next government".

He said that the future location of the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the two EU bodies based in London, will not be part of the Brexit talks.

May launched in late March the countdown for the Brexit divorce proceedings when she triggered article 50 of the EU's Lisbon treaty. "It's about. getting the right deal from Europe", May said.

Now that lawmakers have approved the election, Parliament will be dissolved at midnight on May 2, 25 working days before election day. Elections are now set for 2020, just a year after the scheduled completion of Brexit talks.

But only you can give us the mandate. "A prime minister who can not be trusted".

Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford said: "This is an extraordinary U-turn by a Prime Minister who promised not to hold a snap General Election".

Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a meeting about social care in Birmingham central England Tuesday April 18, 2017.

But as she spoke Mr Corbyn explicitly ruled out any post-election coalition with the SNP, insisting that he would not do a deal with Nicola Sturgeon's party to forge a so-called "progressive alliance", as hers was not a progressive party.

On 9 June either our current Prime Minister, Theresa May, or current Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will walk through the door of 10 Downing Street becoming our next Prime Minister: who do you want it to be?

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