Theresa May calls General Election on 8th June.

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  1. jcollins

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    Theresa May to make a statement at 11:15, something the PM only usually does if there is something big to announce. There's rumours she's going to call a general election for the autumn but she's not given any hint of what the subject of the statement will be, Syria and North Korea are the other rumours circulating.
     
  2. KN1

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    Won't be a general election.
     
  3. Darandio

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    Won't be Syria or North Korea either. I'm going with a general election.
     
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    Snap General election as she has a massive lead in the poles... Then loses by a landslide and finds out that she has been trolled by the electorate..

    Oh hang on it's Jeremy Corbyn she's facing... Massive majority and end of Labour as an effective opposition.
     
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    Oh what about a death in the royal family? Would she announce that


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  6. Darandio

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    She would make a statement yes, but it would already be out there.
     
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    The eagle eyed Christopher Hope on Twitter has said......

     
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    Had a deal from the Chinese and has sold Britain to them, I for one welcome our new great leader.
     
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    This seems the most plausible to me, from Laura Kuenssberg.

     
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    Although I have seen some funny suggestions this morning, from her revealing that she is actually a man through to an announcement that she will be Harry Redknapp's assistant at Birmingham. :lol:
     
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    Shows how much I know.

    General election June 8th.
     
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    Except it is.
     
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    Election on 8 June.
     
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    Confirmed general election for 8th June
     
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    She's done it early, I missed most of it!

    This is a most interesting development (and destressing, I did fear it would relate to possible war in Korea).
     
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    The end of the labour party is just a few weeks away.
    Unless of course they don't vote for it.

    Return of Blair ?
     
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    The weather wasn't on her side......
     

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    A lot of labour mp's will be at this moment wondering what they're going to be doing for a living in a few weeks because it won't be working as an mp.
     
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    June 8; 2017 elections! The news has reached the Netherlands.
     
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    Boosting her majority tactic. Labour are in too much of a state to challenge.
    However if someone offers to cancel Brexit we might see people voting that
     
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    Labour will be completely eviscerated.
     
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    Basically it will be

    Conservatives
    Labour
    SNP
    Lib Dems

    The same as 2015 and i dont really understand why.
     
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    Vote liberal then as they've said that's what they're doing.
    Many UKIP will go over to Tory so even the absurd liberals picking up a few seats will be irrelevant.
     
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    I know that Labour will be annihilated because of the state they are in. She's clearly doing this to increase her power over the country.
     
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    Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool. This is clearly being done to try and get Brexit through on her terms and limit the influence of any other political party.

    Not a stupid thing to do on her part.
     
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    They've got to target 20-30 Tory seats in strong remain areas. Here in Bolton W; our Brexit-loving Toryboy has a majority of about 800 over Labour and the LD's are nowhere in sight, so I will be overturning 40 years of tradition by voting Labour (normally it's LD but last time it was Tory) to get Green out.
     
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    My instant reaction is: Bugger!

    When you're the volunteer campaign organiser for a party in a marginal-ish constituency, the last thing you want is an election, no matter who is leading.

    Goodbye life, for the next 7-weeks-and-2-days. :(
     
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    On her part, no, but it really depends on how voters actually feel. I suppose there isn't much voting choice. You either vote for her vision of hard Tory Brexit, the mess that is Labour, about-to-die UKIP, the we're-going-to-stop-Brexit Liberal Democrats, tree-huggers, or making Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland independent.
     
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    But you could always vote for the good old Monster Raving Loony party!
     
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    More electable (and sensible) than Corbyn...
     
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