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British Prime Minister Calls for Elections in June Amid Brexit Fallout

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned her nation and its European partners Tuesday with a call for an early national election on June 8, seeking to cement her political backing as Britain moves ahead with difficult negotiations on its break from the European Union.

The surprise announcement — made outside her office at 10 Downing Street — comes amid internal political strains over Britain’s exit, known as Brexit, and fresh moves by Scotland to potentially carve its own independent path to remain in the European Union.

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Theresa May to Seek General Election in June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts "the majority first".

The prime minister will refuse to take part in televised leader debates ahead of the vote, Number 10 sources said.

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THE FUTURE OF THE UK-US ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP

-Moving forward-


Published on 24th March 2017

British-American Busines Association (BABA) and British-American Business Council (BABC) speak for over 2000 UK and US-based companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Our membership includes leading British and American companies, contributing significantly to jobs, growth and innovation on both sides of the Atlantic.

We are committed to helping UK and US Governments with our expertise and transatlantic presence in their efforts to open a new chapter in the UK-US economic relationship; a relationship that is so crucial for the prosperity of our economies, companies and citizens.

Below are 10 areas that we see as a starting point for collaboration, which can help leaders strengthen this special relationship and shape objectives for the future:

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British Prime Minister Theresa May Triggers Article 50

Theresa May gave a statement in Parliament on her letter notifying the European Council President of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. March 29, 2017

Thank you Mr Speaker,

Today the government acts on the democratic will of the British people. And it acts, too, on the clear and convincing position of this House.

A few minutes ago in Brussels, the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the EU handed a letter to the President of the European Council on my behalf, confirming the government’s decision to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

The Article 50 process is now underway. And in accordance with the wishes of the British people, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. 

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Prime Minister's Speech to the Republican Party Conference

On January 26 Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the Republican Party Conference and spoke about the special relationship between the UK and the USA. Read More