At last… after two years of endless struggle, personal and political bitching and backbiting, the Conservative government has put forward a plan which they hoped after all the negotiations, will finally strike a deal with the European Union that will enable a speedy and orderly departure from the organisation in March 2019.
So, Prime Minster Theresa May hascalled an early general election for June 8th. Am I the only one who thinks that this is a bad idea? The only reason that I see that she’s going ahead with the latest in a long line of u-turns on recent policy (she had earlier pledged not to go to the country).
I heard the announcement on the radio yesterday with a groan…. a groan in hearing the predictions in the media that the Conservatives would win an increased majority. Some public opinion polls put them around 20 per cent ahead of Labour, and they have the backing of most of the media, even though they don’t deserve it.
Just when you thought 2016 was bad, 2017 could get a lot, lot worse.
In the United Kingdom, everybody from the politics to the media, from business to the public, were surprised and shaken at last June’s European Union referendum result, which led to David Cameron giving way to Theresa May as Prime Minister.