by our London Correspondent
( April 18, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Pound jumps and shares fall as British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has told reporters outside Downing Street today that she plans to call a snap general election on 8 June 2017.
She said “Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. We have at this moment a one off chance to get this done while the EU agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin.”
There will be a vote in the House of Commons tomorrow Wed.19 April 2017 to approve the election plan.
Fixed term Parliaments Act introduced by the Coalition Government in 2011 makes it necessary to have a 2/3rd majority in favour to hold a general election before the next scheduled date of 2020.
With the BBC Poll of Polls 18 April 2017 shows:
Conservatives 43 % Labour 25% UKIP 11% Liberal Dems. 10% SNP 5% and Greens 4%,
Prime Minister May feels confident and states:
“Let us tomorrow vote for an election, let’s put forward our plans for Brexit and our alternative programmes for government and then let the people decide.”