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    Default May to seek snap election for 8 June

    Not exactly unexpected was it?

    More interesting times ahead

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    I groaned when I heard on the news - this is basically the 3rd time in 2 years we've been asked to vote in/out of the EU.

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    Is it me, or we hearing more about the French election than the UK elections?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39670703

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    I think we are, but only due to the terrorist attack yesterday. A big swing to the right in France will make for very interesting times.

    Germany also go to the polls later this year.

    I read an interesting theory today that May had called this election so that she wouldn't need to pander to the more extreme Brexiteers in the government. The theory was that should she win by the margins predicted that she would be seeking a much softer brexit. - I, for one, hope that the guy postulating the theory is mistaken.

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    A bit of information on the election, some of which might be interesting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39631768

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    Today might be interesting as the CPS will announce it's decisions on those MPs (and their agents) accused of breaking expenditure laws during the last election.

    Having watched Corbyn over the last few days I think he's improving. Sadly, I think it's too little, too late. May is behaving very strangely with highly scripted talks and very carefully invited parties. - I'm not sure I like it. It implies to me that she can't think on her feet and that is bad news as we start brexit negotiations.

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