Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Theresa May: No More General Elections

One News Page Staff Thursday, 27 September 2018
Theresa May: No More General Electionsby 👨‍💻 Simon Baxendale

Bored of Brexit yet? British or not, the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union has been nothing but capturing headlines for the past few months, and with the deadline for exit ever-looming this coming spring, Prime Minister Theresa May has been sitting at the top of press mastheads for some time. She has recently spoken out against the EU for their ‘lack of respect’ during negotiations, and has advised in conversation that she ‘trusts’ President Trump – but beyond these soundbites, it seems that talk of yet another general election for the UK has travelled all the way to the top.

May infamously called for a ‘snap’ general election in 2017 which resulted in the Conservatives losing considerable power in the country. The upshot of the final results was the Prime Minister consulting with the DUP to prop up the majority. It was an event which helped to derail May’s image with many ministers and voters, and for a time, helped to bolster Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition party. Now, however, May is fairly steadfast on the fact that there won’t be another vote any time soon, especially over Brexit.

Speaking to press en route to the United Nations General Assembly, May advised that an early general election, or another snap vote, would ‘not be in the national interest’. “What I’m doing is working to deliver a good deal with Europe in the national interest – it would not be in the national interest to have a general election.” However, this hasn’t stopped some chatter at Downing Street, even though many Conservative ministers are dead set against the idea of another vote. Once again, May’s party appears divided on another issue.

Brexit At Breaking Point
Brexit At Breaking Point

Jeremy Corbyn has publicly stated that he believes another general election for the UK will help to ease issues surrounding Brexit, particularly at a time where May’s most recent offer to the EU was outright rejected – a plan which reportedly resulted in high-profile ministers Boris Johnson and David Davis to outright leave May’s Cabinet altogether. To say that May’s backwards-and-forwards with the EU is causing a bit of a stir in Parliament may well be an understatement.

However, the Prime Minister remains confident that a fair deal for the UK will be sought – she has remained resistant to a Canadian-style system after Brexit, however, and is pushing for the idea of a ‘pro-business Britain’. Let’s see!

Credit: CBS News - Published < > Embed
News video: British Prime Minister Theresa May says she trusts President Trump

▶ British Prime Minister Theresa May says she trusts President Trump 05:39

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May will be among more than 130 world leaders expected for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly. May will raise important global issues, including the Iran nuclear deal and the use of chemical weapons by Russia. "CBS This Morning" co-host...

You Might Like

Recent related videos from verified sources

Dominic Raab: Britain deserves better Brexit deal [Video]Dominic Raab: Britain deserves better Brexit deal 01:27

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab says he will vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal as there is a "bigger and better" alternative. He adds nothing could cause "more uncertainty"..

Credit: ODN - Published

What Buhari win means for Nigeria | FT World [Video]What Buhari win means for Nigeria | FT World 02:23

► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: General Muhammadu Buhari has been officially declared the winner in the most closely contested presidential elections in..

Credit: Financial Times - Published

Trump Focused On 2020 After John Kelly's Departure [Video]Trump Focused On 2020 After John Kelly's Departure 00:40

President Donald Trump’s Saturday confirmation that chief of staff John Kelly will soon leave the White House signaled more than the end of a tortured relationship. It was the latest sign of..

Credit: Wochit News - Published

Recent related news from verified sources

+++ UK PM Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat - live updates +++

Just a day after her Brexit deal suffered a major defeat, British PM Theresa May is fighting for her post. The vote could decide whether May gets more time to...
Deutsche Welle - Front Page

UK PM May: Election would mean two more months of uncertainty and division

British Prime Minister Theresa May is delivering her speech before the House of Commons ahead of the critical Brexit vote. *Key quotes (via Reuters)* ·... - Markets

UK Labour Leader Corbyn: Best outcome for this crisis is a general election

The UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, delivering a speech on Brexit, said that the UK PM Theresa May seems prepared to send the country into a no-deal Brexit... - Markets

Tweets about this


ROB MCCANN RT @piemanjames: @CarolineMadBad @BrandonLewis @DavidLammy @campbellclaret @theresa_may There was only 2 years and one month between the la… 4 days ago


Pieman @CarolineMadBad @BrandonLewis @DavidLammy @campbellclaret @theresa_may There was only 2 years and one month between… 4 days ago


CrazyHomies RT @SamCarvalho: All Theresa May is doing is destroying any chance of the Conservatives winning another General Election for a very long ti… 5 days ago


Samta Carvalho 🎅🏼🎁 All Theresa May is doing is destroying any chance of the Conservatives winning another General Election for a very… 5 days ago


Eamonn Griffin @LBC @NickFerrariLBC at the moment we still have general elections with which to oust the sorry bunch of em, althou… 5 days ago


Sweet Jesus @theresa_may announces that there will be no more general elections - they would do irreparable damage to the integ… 5 days ago


Luke-craig Taylor #FBPE @theresa_may - when did less voting mean more democracy? What, next no more general elections? No more leadership c… 5 days ago


Tom Manning @halfon4harlowMP @GavinBarwell @DLidington @theresa_may Just a point. You can't betray democracy by having more of… 6 days ago

Other recent news in World

House Speaker Nancy PELOSI's plan to belittle Donald Trump in shutdown fightPRINCE PHILIP car crash: Duke of Edinburgh 'shaken' after collision
Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in BURKINA FASOTrump cancels Pelosi trip to Brussels and AFGHANISTAN after she suggests State of the Union delay
•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest