Game On – PM May’s Call for Election Backed by MP’s

Theresa May’s call for a snap election in June was backed by MPs as she kicked off the campaign by warning that Jeremy Corbyn is ‘simply not fit to lead’.

The House of Commons endorsed the PM’s plan for a June 8 poll by a massive margin of 522 to 13.

That is well over the two-thirds majority needed to overcome the Fixed Term Parliaments Act – which had dictated that the next election would be in 2020.

The PM explained that she had changed her mind because it would help in the coming Brexit talks.


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Dean Popplewell

Dean Popplewell

Vice-President of Market Analysis at MarketPulse
Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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