British PM May says June election result 'not certain'

British PM May says June election result 'not certain'

May's reasoning is unexceptionable-that she needs to consolidate her power as she faces both pro-EU opposition politicians and hardcore Brexit-backers inside her own party as the countdown begins for the process of break formally with European Union to be completed.

All sides are now gearing up for the fourth major election in four years, after last June's shock referendum vote for Brexit, the 2015 general election, and the 2014 Scottish independence vote.

"That would be in nobody's interest", May said.

Northern Ireland is also facing snap elections, its second this year, as Sinn Fein and the DUP have failed to reform the devolved government after its March 2 vote. Its lawmakers abstained during Wednesday's vote.

Delivering a speech in Bolton North East yesterday, the Telegraph reports that May said voters had to choose between the Conservative Party's "strong and stable" leadership and a coalition formed to "prop up" Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

She has also played up the strength of the economy, which has so far defied predictions of a slowdown - a key campaign theme that her Conservative Party will use to try to undermine Labour in the election.

May is seeking to capitalise on her strong opinion poll ratings to increase her slim majority of 17 in the 650-seat House of Commons ahead of tough Brexit negotiations.

The motion passed as expected, with only 13 MPs - nine Labour, one SDLP and three independents - voting against the election.

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"Our opponents believe that because the government's majority is so small, our resolve will weaken and that they can force us to change course".

In a sign of the difficulties Theresa May will face if she remains in power after the election, Mr Tajani indicated that any agreement on the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom - and Britons on the continent - would be subject to rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

May said the early vote is necessary to ensure that her government can "strengthen our position in these negotiations".

"We're ready for it", he said. "It's about. getting the right deal from Europe", she said.

"If we're negotiating at a point that is quite close to a general election, I think the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us", she explained.

Leaders of European Union states are due to adopt negotiating guidelines at an April 29 summit, and the bloc will prepare detailed plans for the talks with Britain by late May.

Experts predict that her ruling Conservative Party could win around 100 more seats at the election on 8 June, which should bolster support for her Brexit plan - a prospect that has strengthened the pound.