This 18 April 2017 video from Britain says about itself:
By Chris Marsden in Britain:
19 April 2017
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May announced her government’s intention to hold an early general election. If two-thirds of MPs vote today to accept abrogating the recent provision for fixed five-year terms in office, parliament will end all business on May 2 and a ballot will take place on June 8.
May’s surprise decision gives a measure of the escalating crisis of British imperialism in the aftermath of the narrow 51.9 percent vote to leave the European Union in last June’s referendum. Since that time, May, who supported the “Remain” camp, has led her party while at the beck and call of the pro-Brexit forces within it based on the constant assertion that “Brexit means Brexit.” But her hard-line pose has never successfully concealed, let alone mended, the deep divisions within the ruling class. Instead, she has been pushed into threatening a “hard Brexit,” including the UK’s exclusion from the Single European Market.
By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:
Wednesday 19th April 2019
Election battle begins – but cowardly PM refuses to face Jeremy Corbyn in televised debates
JEREMY CORBYN welcomed yesterday’s announcement of a snap general election on June 8, saying it was an opportunity for a Labour government to put the interests of the majority of people first.
The political party with the largest membership in Europe has 50 days to campaign for a win.
Prime Minister Theresa May made her announcement without the usual prior briefing to journalists. It represents a remarkable U-turn in the light of her previous insistence that she had no intention of holding a general election before the scheduled 2020 poll.
She claimed that divisions at Westminster risked hampering the Brexit negotiations and that she wanted “unity.” The government has a majority of just 17 MPs. Ms May admitted that she needs a stronger position in the Commons to secure her plans for Britain’s future outside the EU.
“I have concluded that the only way to guarantee certainty and stability for the years ahead is to hold this election and seek your support for the decisions I must take,” she said.
Mr Corbyn said in a statement: “I welcome the Prime Minister’s decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first.
“Labour will be offering the country an effective alternative to a government that has failed to rebuild the economy, delivered falling living standards and damaging cuts to our schools and NHS.
“In the last couple of weeks, Labour has set out policies that offer a clear and credible choice for the country.
“We look forward to showing how Labour will stand up for the people of Britain.”
No 10 said that Ms May won’t be going up against Mr Corbyn in TV debates.
A spokesman said: “Our answer is no. The choice at this election is already clear.”
A pugnacious Mr Corbyn said: “If this general election is about leadership, as Theresa May said this morning, she should not be dodging head-to-head TV debates.”
Campaigners need to get out on the streets as soon as possible to talk to voters about voting Labour to prevent more cuts to services, the NHS, education and welfare, grassroots activist group Momentum said.
A spokesman said: “Over the last week, Jeremy Corbyn has announced commonsense policies to rebalance our economy in favour of the majority, which polls show are extremely popular with the public.
“We now need to mobilise and communicate these policies to as many voters as possible so we can get Labour into government to build a society that works for the many, not the few.”
There’s a mountain to climb for Labour supporters but we need to use the upcoming campaign to shine a spotlight on the party’s exciting and transformative policies, writes CHELLEY RYAN.
SCHOOLS should prepare for a “crucial election for education,” the leader of the National Union of Teachers said yesterday: here.
Unite: Labour under Jeremy Corbyn presents a real positive change for Britain. LABOUR could win the snap election — it has policies that voters want, union leaders said yesterday. Unite condemned Prime Minister Theresa May for going back on promises not to call an early general election and added that voters will not forgive her U-turn: here.
KICK TORIES OUT ON JUNE 8th: here.
Bring down the Tories on June 8th to save the NHS, and end benefit and education cuts: here.