"New UK government could reverse Brexit" — European Parliament President

Vincent Carr
May 20, 2017

Brexit negotiations will start in June, after Britons vote in a snap general election.

"Labour is the party that will put the interests of the majority first", Mr Corbyn is expected to say. The Conservatives now hold 330 of the 650 seats.

He said there was no guarantee "a sprinkling of additional Conservative MPs on the backbenches" would change this.

Polls give May's governing Conservative party a lead of around 20 percentage points, enough to command a majority that could be over 100 seats, but May said she was not complacent.

He added: "Winning an election will strengthen her position and it means there would be no cliff-edge with a general election hanging over her at the end of the negotiations".

"They deserve a vote on the final deal that the Tories come back with, and the Lib Dems will fight to give it to them". With a large majority in parliament for her Article 50 process it was weird to pretend that her plans are being thwarted.

She said she would be holding the vote as the United Kingdom was in need of stable leadership that could guarantee certainty and security in the face of the Brexit negotiations that are soon to begin.

The timing of a Conservative victory would prove highly opportune for May.

But there are risks to May's strategy.

Aside from ideological differences, some within his party have been critical of Mr. Corbyn's failure to position himself clearly against leaving the single market, leaving the Liberal Democrats as the main party campaigning against a "Hard Brexit".

"There should be no general election until 2020".

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However, Verhofstadt seemingly rubbished her logic. The current Parliament will dissolve on June 3.

The "leave" campaign promised that migration from the other 27 EU countries would be curtailed and the jurisdiction of EU bureaucrats and the European Court of Justice abolished, without damage to an economy that is heavily dependent on free trade with Europe.

If anything, the knowledge that she had scope to compromise would weaken it.

Labor has also ruled out a second referendum on European Union membership if they are elected on 8 June.

If May fails to win a big majority, her authority within the Conservative Party will be weakened.

Mr Farron said: "From Manchester to Newcastle, even lifelong Labour supporters are feeling let down by a party that has betrayed their values and taken their votes for granted".

With this outcome being extremely unlikely, the most one can hope for is that the election will soften the blow from Brexit.

There are 58 Labour-held seats where the Conservatives are fewer than 9,000 votes behind and where the constituents voted Leave in the European Union referendum last June - 37 of which are located in the Midlands or in the North of England.

"She looked across the despatch box and thought "I can not resist the temptation of taking on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party - the most ineffective opposition in inter-planetary history".

The future of Northern Ireland remains in question as well. Now he just seems quite weak and I don't know what to make of him anymore.

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