Theresa May Decides to Finish Off Corbyn and Labour with a Snap Election
Conservative British Prime Minister is calling for a June 9 snap election after spending many months arguing that an early general election would be bad for the country by creating political instability in the middle of difficult Brexit negotiations with Europe. With a consistent double-digit lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the polls, May feels that the political risk to her and the Tories is almost zero while the rewards will be YOOJ. Her party’s slim 17-seat majority in parliament will almost certainly grow to something like a massive 100-seat majority if an election is held on June 9.
Corbyn’s response to this cynical and partisan flip-flop by May that will almost certainly lead to a historic electoral disaster for Labour? He welcomes it.
With a Conservative majority massively expanded in parliament, the few reversals Corbyn forced onto May’s government as leader of the opposition will dwindle to nothing. Labour will be plunged into yet another leadership crisis since it seems likely that Corbyn will try and stay on as party leader even though the vast majority of the British people already regard his tenure as a failure.