Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader, has resigned after a disastrous election result which saw his party without any MPs.
The 2017 General Election has ended in a Hung Parliament, with the Conservative Party losing their majority, but still remaining the largest party with 318 seats.
This is one result that no one could have predicted when Theresa May first called the election on the 18th of April. The Conservative Party had a hefty lead over the Labour Party in the first week, as much as 25% in one poll, but that lead slowly dwindled as the weeks progressed.
The first YouGov poll following the snap General Election saw Theresa May enjoying a substanial lead in the polls – leading the Conservative Part with a 24% lead over the Labour Party with 48% compared to 24%. However, in the subsequent polls, Continue reading “Labour narowing gap, but Conservatives have 13 point lead – YouGov poll result.”
Theresa May, in a statement at 11:15BST, announced her “reluctant” decision to announce the General Election earlier than expected – for the 8th of June, as compared with with the original timeline of the next General Election being held in 2020.
The letter informing the EU that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty would be triggered was delivered on Wednesday at 12:20 BST to the European Council president – Donald Tusk – by the British ambassador to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow.
Prime Minister Theresa May is officially starting the process to leave the European Union by setting a date in which Article 50 will be submitted: Wednesday March 29th.
There have been a series of debates regarding the subject, with legal challenges derailing the process, along with various MPs blocking the Article 50 bill in Parliament. All of this, however, has caused Theresa May’s government to continue to persevere, and ultimately prepare – after it passed through Parliament – the date in which the process of leaving the EU will begin.
The SNP leader – Nicola Sturgeon – has announced that because of the Brexit process, it was innevitable that this would happen. The referendum will coincide with the apparent completion of the current negotiations between the UK and the EU.