Antonio Tajani, the new President of the European Parliament, has told Sky News that Theresa May's decision to call a snap General Election could help the Brexit negotiations.
Prime Minister Theresa May has won parliament's backing for an early election, a vote she says will strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain.
The European Parliament's Brexit chief has accused Theresa May of a "power grab" motivated by "opportunism" after the Prime Minister chose to call an early general election.
During his first campaign event for the general election on June 8, he said the upcoming poll was not a "foregone conclusion" and Labour could defy the "establishment experts", the BBC reported. I'm not taking anything for granted. "The result is not certain", she said in a speech at a GlaxoSmithKline factory in her constituency of Maidenhead.
Mr Dunne added: "We need a strong, stable leader to chart us through these choppy waters ahead and the only time she could have a general election to give a strong mandate as prime minister is now".
On Thursday, she said she plans to stick to her pledge to reduce annual net migration to below 100,000 a year.
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On the other hand, if she does win, the newly bolstered PM may take a harder line on European Union negotiations, worsening an already messy and drawn-out process, and potentially increasing support for Independence with Scotland. "We've got more members than we've ever had before, we've paid off all our debts to the party, we don't have any mortgages, we are in a very strong, organised position".
"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 Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has accused the Conservatives of calling an election for no other reason than to capitalise on Labour's weakness under Jeremy Corbyn.
A Spanish worker at the GSK factory challenged the Prime Minister over whether her future in the United Kingdom, where she has lived and worked for eight years, will be secure following Brexit.
"The good news, from a European point of view, is that she would be less fragile for all the concessions that she is going to have to make", another European diplomatic source said.
"By denying the people a vote on the final Brexit deal, he is turning his back on democracy and the 48% of voters who wanted to remain, but also people who voted leave but clearly want us to stay in the Single Market", he said.
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