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Labour has a real opportunity in this general election

Labour has a real opportunity in this general election

The Scottish National Party (SNP) recommended its members abstained from the vote.

The parliamentary election comes less than a year after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and will likely be dominated by the political and economic upheaval spawned by Brexit.

Liberal Democrat leader Farron said that broadcasters should hold debates anyway, with an empty chair in May's place.

"Why would you shackle yourself to a concrete block and jump in the water?"

Dr. Rodney Shakespeare made the remarks on Wednesday, after the UK Parliament voted in favor of May's proposal for snap elections a day earlier.

British lawmakers have voted by a resounding 522 to 13 to back Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a national election on June 8.

She had resisted calls for an early election from within her own party for months.

"This is about Government make up in Britain, the Brexit decision stands and will have to be negotiated in the process set out".

Corbyn said years of Conservative austerity had led to falling living standards and called May "a prime minister who can't be trusted".

But on Tuesday (17 April) he issued a milder statement urging voters to elect MPs who have an "open mind" on Brexit.

"The damage to the country will be huge if we end up with an unrestrained "Brexit At Any Cost" majority".

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The Conservatives would need a swing of 5.1 per cent, and Labour has held the seat at every General Election since 1997.

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said that "the real political negotiations on Article 50 with the United Kingdom will start after the elections foreseen for June 8".

"We will be taking a proud record of a Conservative government, but more than that, we will taking our plans for the future of this country".

"The only way is up" for the party, she wrote. This is fighting talk from a Leader with nine seats in Parliament.

The 85-year-old asked: "Will the Prime Minster give a guarantee that no Tory MP - who is under investigation by the police and the legal authorities over election expenses in the last General Election - be a candidate in this election?"

The area voted strongly in favour of Remain.

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

May formally notified the European Union on March 29 of Britain's intention to leave, and has said she is confident of reaching a deal on the terms of withdrawal in the two years available.

Convinced Labour can win, he said: "We will build a new economy. and we will build a country for the many not the few".

While the removal of some uncertainty will certainly support the boost in Pound, it still remains vulnerable to multiple headwinds that include risk of a divided election outcome, interest rate differentials with the Fed and uncertainty related to UK's trade relationship with the EU.


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