May confirmed it had not been an easy decision to make but it gives them the best Brexit chance
In a newspaper article she outlined her plan to “establish Britain as the strongest country in Europe” and remove the shackles of the“unelected House of Lords”.
She said: “It is the only way to provide the certainty and stability the country needs over the long-term – not just up to the moment that we leave the European Union, but for a full five years.
The divisions in Westminster and the Government’s small majority, risk undermining our position as the negotiations go o
“And it is the best way to strengthen Britain’s hand in the negotiations ahead.
“Securing the right deal for Britain is my priority, but the divisions in Westminster, and the Government’s small majority, risk undermining our position as the negotiations go on.”
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her intention to hold an early general election on June 8
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Theresa May has called for a snap general election
Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to use the upcoming general election as a further springboard to block Scotland’s exit from the EU and to stand up against a “right wing, austerity obsessed Tory Government with no mandate in Scotland”.
Mrs May continued: “In the weeks since the Government triggered Article 50, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP have all said they want to try and block the Government’s plan for Brexit.
“And unelected members of the House of Lords have vowed to fight the Government every step of the way.
“The inevitable political divisions this would cause in Westminster and elsewhere would risk our ability to make a success of Brexit.
Sturgeon claimed the election will aid her in her campaign to block Brexit for Scotland
“It would cause uncertainty and instability just at the moment the country should be preparing to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.”
She accused the UK’s other political parties of “game playing”, adding that this risks our chance of making “a success of Brexit” and destabilising the country.
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Corbyn has been performing terribly in the polls and the Tories want to take advantage
The Tory hierarchy were reportedly nervous about threats last month to torpedo Mrs May’s Great Repeal Bill as it passes through Parliament, something they see as fundamental for a successful Brexit.
The Prime Minister, writing in the Telegraph, added: “The Government has set out a plan that will establish Britain as the strongest country in Europe in economic growth and national security, build a stronger economy, provide real opportunity for all and build a more secure and united nation.
“The strong and stable leadership in the national interest provided by the Conservatives, or a weak and unstable coalition of Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP.”