British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for early election on June 8 to strengthen Brexit hand

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British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early general election on June 8 in a surprise announcement as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union.

“We need a general election and we need one now. We have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done … before the detailed talks begin,” May said, despite previously denying that she would do so.

Speaking outside her Downing Street residence in London, May warned that “division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit”. She said parliament would be asked to vote on Wednesday to decide on whether or not to hold an election…

Read more : SCMP, 18.04.2017