26th April 2017
The Prime Minister has called this election, ostensibly to seek a mandate for her misguided hard Brexit strategy. Having previously ruled out the possibility of an election, and despite a commitment, entrenched in law, that the Parliament would run its full term until 2020, she has instigated a cynical and tactical U-turn. Her objective is transparently obvious - to take advantage of the current political climate to seek an increase in the Conservative’s Parliamentary majority and to free her Government from scrutiny over the difficult questions that will inevitably arise during the negotiations with the EU. The stage has been set for a single issue election, the narrow focus of which the Prime Minister believes will deliver her a comfortable victory.