British Parliament approves snap election

Polls give the Conservatives a double-digit lead over Labour, and May is gambling that an election will deliver her a personal mandate from voters and produce a bigger Conservative majority.

Nomura ran simulations using Electoral Calculus, an online vote predictor founded by data specialist Martin Baxter, and found that Liberal Democrat support would need to rise to around 21% in the polls - assuming other parties stay constant at current polling levels - before the Conservatives' Commons majority would be challenged.

Broadcasters have been urged to "empty chair" Theresa May after the Prime Minister ruled out taking part in televised a leaders' debate during the general election campaign. "May heads for election landslide" was the front-page headline in Wednesday's edition of The Times newspaper.

But Mr Schinas said relocating was a outcome of Brexit.

That approach has left neither of the party's key constituencies particularly happy.

An early vote will also delay Brexit talks. "It is about the crisis her government has plunged the NHS into, the cuts to to our children's schools which will limit chances of children, 4 million of whom live in poverty, a chance of an alternative to raise living standards, as more and more people do not have security in their work or over their housing".

"I believe that at this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster not division", she said as MPs debated in Parliament.

"We welcome the general election", said the Labour Party's Jermey Corbyn, triggering guffaws and laughter.

It is the latest twist a turbulent year in British politics, which was plunged into turmoil when the country unexpectedly voted to leave the European Union last year.

The Key To Cracking Easter Feasts? It's All In The Eggs
I saw the Easter Bunny and I got a lot of eggs. "For us it really comes back to we just believe that's just how Jesus was". - St. Hundreds of egg hunters stood on the football field scooping up as many treats as they could. "It's fun", said Abraham Garcia, 8.

US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup
As the 2018 and 2022 World Cup were allotted to Russian Federation and Qatar, no Asian and European countries were allowed to bid. The FIFA Council agreed in January to expand the current the 32-country tournament to 48 teams split into 16 groups of three .

German judge approves arrest warrant for Iraqi detained after Dortmund blasts
Tuchel said UEFA, the governing body of European soccer, treated the team as if a beer can had been thrown at the bus. Judging from the reaction from Dortmund players, it doesn't sound like UEFA was "in touch with all parties".

The announcement caught British political observers off guard as well as financial markets, which retreated as investors reacted cautiously to May's speech.

The Prime Minister easily cleared the hurdle needed under the Fixed Term Parliament Act to bring the poll forward from the scheduled date of 2020.

Had she not called an early election, she argued, the "crucial" Brexit negotiations would have occurred in the years before the scheduled 2020 election and potentially put Britain at a disadvantage with European Union negotiators - who have signaled that they are unwilling to offer Britain generous concessions on the break over issues including trade and immigration.

Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, accused Mrs May of "bottling" and said broadcasters had a "moral duty" to go ahead with the showdowns even if she fails to take part.

She said that waiting until 2020 would mean the "most sensitive" part of the two-year Brexit negotiations would come during the run-up to an election.

"I think the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us".

Mr Wiggin also spoke of the benefits of Brexit, saying: "It means we will regain control of our own money, our own laws, and our own borders - and we will be free to strike trade deals with old friends and new partners all around the world".

A number of MPs abstained from Wednesday's vote, including those with the Scottish National Party.

Now that lawmakers have approved the election, Parliament will be dissolved at midnight on May 2, 25 working days before election day.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Federal finance minister, Sousa and Tory to talk GTA housing market today
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:56
A spokeswoman for Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday a tax on non-resident speculators is one of the measures being considered. The city says the goal of the tax is boosting housing affordability and opening up more rental units.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OPEC 'optimistic' oil output cuts leading to price recovery
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:55
Wholesale gasoline prices declined 1-2 cents toward the end of last week. They touched an intraday low of $54.98, the weakest level in 11 days.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vohra charge in vain as Sunrisers snatch victory
Apr 20, 2017 - 01:54
Nabi's young compatriot, Rashid Khan plundered a six in the final ball of the 20th over to take Hyderabad to 159/6. Sandeep Sharma and Ishant Sharma stuck to the off-stump line that made scoring hard for the hosts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elon Musk says Tesla semi truck to debut in September
Apr 19, 2017 - 06:56
Earlier this week, Tesla briefly became the largest USA automaker by stock market value, surpassing General Motors Corp. Following Musk's tweets Thursday afternoon, Tesla stock was trading up 2.7 percent at $304.87 per share.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Harry Is Spending Easter With Girlfriend Meghan Markle
Apr 18, 2017 - 03:45
Can you imagine a surprise quickie Harry-Markle wedding? Markle is in town for the filming of her TV show, Suits . Last month, meanwhile, a source told Us Weekly that Harry could propose to Markle in the next few months.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White Sox Place Melky Cabrera On Paternity List, Recall Willy Garcia
Apr 18, 2017 - 03:44
Santana threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of 29 batters, keeping his pitch count to 89 through seven innings and 96 through eight. The White Sox head to NY after Garcia's big day helped them win for the second time in three games at Minnesota.

Bahrain GP: Sebastian Vettel beats penalised Lewis Hamilton to victory
Apr 17, 2017 - 00:14
Two more retirements soon followed after a clash at Turn 1 between Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz Jr, sparking a safety vehicle . Hamilton endured a far more rocky evening under the floodlights of the Sakhir Circuit as he battled his way to second spot.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man tied to Army jeep in Kashmir allegedly to avoid stone pelting
Apr 16, 2017 - 01:47
Vaid told ANI that a general FIR has been filed as the video's authenticity needs to be verified. A warning can be heard saying stone pelters will meet this fate.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul
Apr 16, 2017 - 01:47
Some two dozen corpses lay on the floor in bags, wrapped in blankets, some so badly mutilated they arrived in sacks. Death certificates were not issued for foreign fighters because their only identity was a nom de guerre, he said.

Swans in trouble after Mawson mistake gives Watford 1-0 win
Apr 16, 2017 - 01:44
The goalmouth action dried up in the final quarter, however, with the hosts content to drop deep, sit on their lead and keep Swansea at arm's length.

Rian Johnson debuts teaser trailer for 'The Last Jedi'
Apr 15, 2017 - 05:59
Hamill said his personal and professional life would have been diminished had she not been part of them. She loved these movies". "They may not be what you expect", said Ridley to knowing groans in the crowd.

White House decides against releasing visitor records
Apr 15, 2017 - 05:52
The Obama administration initially fought attempts by Congress and conservative and liberal groups to obtain visitor records. In this photo taken February 2, 2017, the White House in Washington seen from the South Lawn.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest
Apr 14, 2017 - 06:11
Police said a 19-year old youth died after being shot in the chest during a demonstration in the capital. "They're all identified. The court later reversed the rulings after an global outcry, but kept in place other measures limiting the assembly's powers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Adrian Peterson to visit New Orleans Saints today
Apr 14, 2017 - 06:06
According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Peterson looked "explosive" during his workout with the New England Patriots last week. In 2015, he collected 1,485 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Global PC shipments declined 2.4% in first quarter: Gartner
Apr 13, 2017 - 00:05
IDC said yesterday that global shipments of PCs were up for the first time on an annualised basis since the first quarter of 2012. Gartner also stressed that as consumer demand continues to decline, the business PC market will grow increasingly important.