May Seeks General Election 8 June

See BBC website.

See Nottingham Post website.

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20 Responses to May Seeks General Election 8 June

  1. Howard Shakespeare says:

    Let’s give Theresa May our full support to implement the result of the referendum.
    A large Conservative majority in the House of Commons, will greatly strengthen the Prime Minister’s hand in negotiations with Merkel, the de facto head of the EU.

    • Barry Morrison says:

      Should be interesting Howard..In last year’s referendum Broxtowe voted out yet Anna Soubry came as a strong remainer..So now there will probably be a situation where people will question should they vote for the person or the party that person represents, even though that person is against what they voted for in the referendum..Decisions, Decisions, Decisions..That’s if Anna decides to stand this time

      • Howard Shakespeare says:

        We must vote for the party Barry. Anna Soubry is an excellent MP, but completely wrong about Brexit. Nobody gets everything right 100% of the time. Socialists get it wrong almost 100% of the time!
        Our constituency is now a relatively safe Conservative seat. Let’s build on that success by returning Anna Soubry to Westminster with an increased majority.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        To be fair Barry, Anna did say that she would support her constituents decision.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        Howard, once again I have to say how misguided your comments are. I presume that as Socialists are almost 100% wrong the NHS was a mistake.

  2. Donna MacRae says:

    Does this mean that Liberal Democrat Tim Hallam will be stepping down from standing in the County Elections as not long ago it was announced that he had been chosen as the Broxtowe Liberal Democrats Candidate if a General Election was called.

  3. Ian Tyler says:

    The two positions are not incompatible – rather like job interviews- one keeps the options open .
    You never did that Donna?

    • Donna MacRae says:

      I was thinking more along the lines of if one person was actually elected as a County Councillor then decided to step down to be an MP then it would create a by-election which costs many thousands of pounds of tax payers money. Money which could be put to much better use.

  4. Joan Wade says:

    The problem Howard is that nobody knows what the result of the referendum was. Theresa May has stated that Brexit means Brexit but she didn’t know if it meant hard Brexit or soft Brexit. A general election gives the British people the chance to pull back from hard Brexit. The Brexiteers have had their chance to implement the result of the referendum but have responded with differ and confusion. The people now have a chance to revisit the issue of Brexit

    • Howard Shakespeare says:

      Tell me Joan, when Jeremy Corbyn resigns as Labour leader on Friday 9th June, who do you think will follow him?
      If it is another from the far left, surely the Social Democrats will form a new party.
      If it is a Social Democrat, the Marxists are likely to split the party.
      It seems like a lose/lose for Labour.

      • Joan Wade says:

        Howard – I have no idea what will happen on June 9th. What is important is that the British people are able to make an informed decision. To this end it is disappointing that Mrs May does not seem willing to engage in a public debate with the leaders of the other parties and answer questions put by the voters. Political commentators are saying that she is concerned about getting tripped up but it would be good if we could see her debate during the election.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        Joan Wade………”nobody knows what the result of the referendum was”. In case you missed it, the people who actually voted (the important ones) decided in their wisdom to leave the European Union (52% / 48%) and thus Article 50 of the ‘Lisbon Treaty’ was invoked by Theresa May. HARD BREXIT, soft brevet both mean the same. ie Britain will leave an undemocratic organisation. We will need to negotiate trade deals with the individual members of the EU exactly the same as with the rest of the world that don’t have deals already in place with UK. The only real differences will be that Britain will not be subject to ‘directives’ from Messr’s Junckter, Tusk and the rest of the EC commissioners etc. The British Supreme Court will be the ultimate decider on British Law. The good citizens of the EU who live and work here will, almost certainly, be permitted to remain in Britain with reciprocal arrangements made for Brits living and working abroad.

        I doubt very much if there will be yet another referendum.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        Joan, what is the point of these televised “debates” (I use the term ‘debate’ loosely.) Nobody asks the questions that people feel should be asked, the panel putting the questions are hand picked. Nothing contentious is ever discussed. It’s a daft idea that came from across the Atlantic. TV debates mean nothing, how much notice do the parties, never mind the government, take of Question Time etc. NONE

    • Barry Morrison says:

      This has all come about because some people just will not accept the result which was to leave the EU..We’ve had Gina Ward aided and abetted by that clown ‘The Pimlico Plumber’ take the case to court..We’ve had the unelected buffoons in the House Of Lords determined to stop it..We’ve got dim Tim Farron who’s been throwing his toys out of his pram and generally spitting his dummy out since june 24th last year..Seems to me that Teresa May had little choice really..I’m just surprised she waited so long to announce an election.. So let’s get it over with and move forward and hope the politicians do what they damn well should have done forty four years ago and work for Britain’s interests.

      • Joan Wade says:

        Barry – When the result of the first referendum on Europe was announced back in 1975 the Brexiteers would not accept the result. For several decades they kept up a relentless campaign for another referendum. Prime Minsters such as John Major were literally hounded by these people. Democracy does not stand still and it is only right that the British people should get a further chance to have their say on Europe.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        Joan; I don’t seem to remember much about leaving the EU until a while after Blair decided that it was far to dangerous to let the British people have a vote on ‘Lisbon’, we might have done what the Irish, and others, did and vote to reject it. Mind you they had to keep on voting until they ended up with the correct result.

  5. Barry Morrison says:

    That’s right because they could see what was coming but I ain’t gonna say I told you so

    • Ian Blakeley says:

      but it was only when people saw that what was written on the tin was not what was inside that they found out how flawed the whole thing is. Still in those days it wasn’t easy to find out what was going on, and the Heath and Wilson Governments kept very very, quiet about the whole package.

  6. Joan Wade says:

    Yes Ian – In a democracy people do keep on voting – that is the whole point. Democracy did not end with the 2016 referendum.

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