In a shocking turn of events, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the general election will take place on June 8. She has repeatedly said a general election will not be held before 2020, but the Prime Minister has changed her mind in order to “make a success of Brexit”.
With agreement from the cabinet, the Prime Minister announced her decision this morning outside 10 Downing Street, focusing on Brexit as her main influence. She stated that she wanted to make sure Brexit will be handled by a united Parliament rather than the currently divided Westminster.
Many commentators have rallied towards the Conservative side, warning all voters to choose the Tories in order to ensure a successful implementation of Brexit. This theme is a central point in today’s political sphere, with many people unwilling to trust Labor with the Article 50 process.
May stated that “the country is coming together, but Westminster is not”, referring to the internal division within the UK parliament regarding Brexit. Of course, this ignores the current divisions affecting the entire realm regarding Brexit, which was delivered by the Prime Minister last month as promised.
She also stated this would be the best method to “guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election.” With approximately two months to prepare for the election, all parties are set to face a tough campaign, and the political divisions regarding Brexit will most likely be reflected in the results.