Maggie Thatcher, Part II? Britain's May Calls Snap Election To Keep Far Left From Sabotaging Brexit

Brexit: Surprising her political foes and —delighting her supporters, British Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to call a snap election for June 8. It’s a big risk, but one that’s worth taking.
May will use the six weeks before the surprise election — calling a snap election is a power all British prime ministers have — to strengthen the case for Britain leaving the European Union by bolstering her Conservative Party’s parliamentary majority.
It’s a risk, but one that’s worth taking.
May had earlier rejected the idea of holding an earlier election than the one scheduled for 2020. But strong poll showings for her party and continued bickering over the Brexit move prompted her to change.
“I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election,” May said.
She charged other political parties — in particular, the anti-Brexit Labor Party, the Scottish National Party, and the Liberal

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