General Election 2017: Labour "relish" snap election
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for an early general election on 8 June 2017.
May requires two-thirds of the House of Commons to vote in favour of her proposals for a snap General Election in her bid to secure the majority backing of the British people to provide a stronger mandate during European Union negotiations later in the year.
Echoing comments made by Mrs May in her statement when calling the election, he said: "The Prime Minister is involved in the most hard negotiations ever imaginable for anyone in her position".
Former Conservative leader William Hague says if Mrs May were to win the poll it could help during Brexit talks with Brussels.
The SNP has announced its members at Westminster will abstain, while Labour and the Liberal Democrats have already said they support the move.
She said that "Brexit isn't just about the letter that says we want to leave".
Mr Wiggin said: "If we don't have an election, we will have uncertainty and instability".
The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, has backed the Prime Minister's call and as Conservatives and Labour make up 559 of the 650 Commons seats, the necessary two-thirds of 434 MPs is expected to be reached in a vote later today (19 April), despite likely rebellions and abstentions.
An early election would therefore be the fourth big vote in four years starting with the general election of 2015.
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It had been hoped talks could start by the end of that month, but EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Wednesday that "the real political negotiations" with Britain would not start till after the June 8 election.
"Having talked with her time and time again over the issue I know how seriously she has taken this decision".
"That's what this is about, it's about asking the people to trust me, to trust us in government, to give us that mandate to go and get that really good deal for the United Kingdom". I am very clear that we want migration at sustainable levels.
May made a unexpected announcement Tuesday that she would seek a "snap" election less than halfway through her government's five-year term, with the aim of gaining a stronger mandate for the country's historic withdrawal from the European Union.
While a larger Conservative majority would drive through the clean break with Europe that May has outlined and which has sent sterling lower since last June, it might also give her more room to make some of the big compromises needed to deliver a smooth exit.
He said: "I welcome the Prime Minister's decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first".
"There will be no second referendum. We urge investors to take profits and sell from a position of relative strength".
Ms May hit back that Labour offered only "bankruptcy and chaos", but denied she was complacent, saying: "We will be out there fighting for every vote". The process is in motion.
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IBM's quarterly revenue falls almost 3 pct
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United Kingdom prime minister defends decision to seek snap election
The Prime Minister said Labour's economic policies would mean it is "ordinary working people who pay the price". A European Commission spokesman said the "real political" negotiations on Brexit will start after the election.
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As a result, the USA corn crop is only six percent planted, and is stalled relative to prior year and five-year average levels. The most active period of planting continues through mid-May. "We've had a consistent rain and cloudiness for over two weeks".