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Theresa May accuses opposition leaders of seeking to divide UK

Theresa May accuses opposition leaders of seeking to divide UK

"If you look at the timetable, had the election been in 2020 we would have been coming up to the most crucial part of the negotiations, at the end of the negotiations, in what would be starting to be the run-up to a general election". And also speak for the values that I have espoused as a chancellor and as a member of parliament for 16 years, which are the openness, the tolerance, the diversity that I think makes Britain a great country.

The opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats welcomed the chance to put their policies to voters, though the Scottish National Party called the election a cynical political ploy.

"It's about providing the strong and stable leadership this country needs to take Britain through Brexit and beyond, it's about strengthening our hand in the negotiations that lie ahead, and it's about sticking to our plan for a stronger Britain that will enable us to secure that more stable and secure future for this country and take the right long-term decisions for the future".

At Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, Mrs May signalled a brutal election campaign that will target the Labour leader, telling MPs he was "simply not fit to lead" and claiming a Labour victory "would bankrupt our economy and weaken our defences".
However, she faced accusations that she was dodging scrutiny after confirming that she would not take part in any televised election debates.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the election "gives the British people the chance to vote for a Labour government that will put the interests of the majority first".

Corbyn has refused to say whether he would resign as Labour leader if he loses the election.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early general election for June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain's exit from the European Union. "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".

If the election is approved Wednesday, Parliament will be dissolved on May 2, sparking nearly six weeks of campaigning.

May's Conservatives now hold 330 House of Commons seats and Labour 229.

Earlier, Mr Corbyn dismissed Mrs May's argument that she needs a fresh mandate to deliver Brexit, and said it was "extremely interesting" that she had chosen to call an election as the Crown Prosecution Service prepares to decide whether to press charges against a string of Tory MPs over allegations relating to 2015 general election expenses.

"She expects a coronation and not a contest", Farron said, urging voters to back his strongly pro-EU party to stop a Conservative landslide.

She said that "Brexit isn't just about the letter that says we want to leave". 23% of respondents said they plan to vote Labour. She said she was confident of reaching a deal in that time frame. The leaders of the 27 remaining European Union countries will meet on April 29 to agree the bloc's negotiating position, which will then be translated into a legal text by the European Union commission in May.

A European Commission spokesman said the "real political" negotiations on Brexit will start after the election.

"We won't be doing television debates", May said, adding that politicians should spend election campaigns "out and about" meeting voters.

British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during the debate.


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