Thursday February 20, 2020

'Labour is on the floor and May wants to go in for the kill'

There is a cool and calculated rationale to May's decision to call a snap election, writes Hugh O'Connell

18th April, 2017
The lady is for turning Pic: Getty

In her short speech outside Downing Street this morning, May argued that while the country was coming together on the issue - a claim which is highly questionable - Westminster is divided.

Labour, she said, is threatening to block the final Brexit deal, the Lib Dems want to grind business to a halt and the SNP are being similarly obstructive. So, she argued, it’s important to get a strong mandate for Brexit.


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