"Brexit isn't just about the letter that says we want to leave". Opinion polls suggest the party is headed for a similar fate in June, with one former leader not expecting Labour to form a government again in his lifetime.
An early election would therefore be the fourth big vote in four years starting with the general election of 2015. TV debates don't have a long history in British politics, but were a feature of the last two elections, in 2010 and 2015.
"What the people of the United Kingdom voted for previous year was for the UK to leave the European Union".
Theresa May warned that Jeremy Corbyn is "simply not fit to lead" today as MPs prepared to sign off on holding a snap election.
"This is a high-stakes election, and what will Labour look like?" "That will take a political generation to overcome".
It was also announced that the date for the general election would be June 8, 2017. That would limit the scope for parliament to block or water down her plan for Britain to quit the European Union single market and to prioritize immigration control.
"Of course, there are going to be several difficulties for the Conservatives in the election campaign including the impact on Scotland and the potential for a second referendum, and a focus in the campaign on what sort of post-EU Britain the Conservatives want".
"We will support candidates who campaign for a real final vote on Brexit, including rejecting any deal that leaves Britain worse off".
Piers Corbyn accused the corporation of a series of cover ups to protect the establishment - that included making attacks on his brother - but insisted Labour could still win a "reasonable" majority. Just because May is likely to be premier until 2022 doesn't mean other European Union countries will soften their stance or give Britain more time to negotiate its exit.
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But he was arrested on an outstanding warrant in the weapons case as he was being processed out of jail. Gates is now locked up in the Kendall County jail on a felony weapons charge .
Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, asked: "What is she scared of?"
The next major step is the dissolution of parliament, which must take place on the 25th working day before any vote, which in this instance is 3 May. "Almost exactly two years ago, I was given 200-1 as an outside chance", he told supporters on Thursday.
The Conservatives have ruled for seven years.
The political parties sparred during the debate, despite backing on the snap election vote from the Labor and Liberal Democrat parties. The SNP are predicted to fall back slightly by four seats.
'They will have a choice between a Conservative Government that has shown we can build a stronger economy and a Labour Party whose economic policy would bankrupt this country'.
"The conservatives can always find money to go and bomb Libya or Syria or whichever other country in the Middle East that they happen to be attacking". Another, John Woodcock, published a video on Facebook saying he plans to stand again, though can't support Corbyn.
May's Conservatives now hold 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons.
Alex Massie in The Spectator believes the general election will first and foremost be a vote on Scottish independence, saying "May can not win a mandate for herself while then denying a mandate to the party that wins the Scottish portion of this election". In the 1983 vote, it emerged with 209 seats. While I'm not convinced by Elections Calculus' suggestion of a plus 100 seat majority, I do think that Mrs May doesn't need to think about finding somewhere else to live.
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