Britain’s parliament will vote on Wednesday to authorize a General Election on June 8. A two-thirds majority of the House of Commons is necessary to permit the election, under the terms of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 18, 2017
This is what Brits are asking Google about Theresa May's surprise election https://t.co/eikNRsfzkp
— TIME (@TIME) April 18, 2017
— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) April 18, 2017
Theresa May calls snap election on 8th June. Politicians are such a trustworthy bunch. pic.twitter.com/JJVlRfzCEH
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 18, 2017
"Now is not the time". "No one wants it". '"Get on with the day job". All statements that Theresa May must surely now be regretting. 😉 https://t.co/M8TYAXMwWA
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) April 18, 2017
Article 50: March 29
French presidential: April 23 & May 7
UK general: June 8
French legislative: June 11 & 18
German federal: Sep 24
— Christopher Huffaker (@huffakingit) April 18, 2017
Texts from France: "Brits can't bear not being the center of attention for five minutes" pic.twitter.com/LWxT867Vyc
— Pauline Bock (@PaulineBock) April 18, 2017
Theresa May: "We need a General Election and we need one now." pic.twitter.com/8avOrhgwZj
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 18, 2017
All the times Theresa May said there would be no general election https://t.co/LzVu9IY6aS
— The Independent (@Independent) April 18, 2017
"Reasons why I'm calling a general election:
1. I'm leading in the polls"
End of reasons.
— Neil Warner (@NeilWarner88) April 18, 2017
May tried to dress it up as the country needing unity, but the bottom line is that she wants a big majority and she'll probably get it.
— Stuart Millar (@stuartmillar159) April 18, 2017
Updates to follow…
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 18, 2017
May to make statement outside Downing Street office https://t.co/fnxC02YljT
— Reuters UK Politics (@ReutersLobby) April 18, 2017
Hearing May will announce General Election for June 8th – one source not confirmed
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) April 18, 2017
I predict a general election on 8 June
— Stewart Dickson MLA (@stewartcdickson) April 18, 2017
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) April 18, 2017
The last time the lectern was used without a Govt insignia was when Cameron called the General election on 30 March 2015: pic.twitter.com/OT97jqLAEf
— Jack Evans (@jackcevans) April 18, 2017
Now everyone's going batshit about lecterns.
— Rob Corp (@RobertCorp) April 18, 2017
Makes sense for Theresa to call an election now before the full horror of Brexit becomes apparent.
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) April 18, 2017
And an early election would be a nakedly party political move by Theresa May, however she dressed it up. Future denials would be worthless
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) April 18, 2017
Theresa May Sept 4 16: “I’m not going to be calling a snap election. I’ve been very clear…election in 2020."
— Alan Travis (@alantravis40) April 18, 2017
Chance of a UK general election surges to 62% from 17%, according to Betfair.
— Jamie McGeever (@ReutersJamie) April 18, 2017