British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering launching general elections in June. This was reported by several outlets on behalf of ‘anonymous sources’.
Downing Street 10 plans to extend the Article 50 procedure for departure from the European Union. May would then seek support from the House of Commons for a new Brexit deal in April, followed by elections. The Conservatives are in good shape in the polls, while the Labor Party of Jeremy Corbyn has reportedly lost ground.
May wrote Sunday in the newspaper Sunday Telegraph that she is going to…
…fight for Great Britain and Northern Ireland [in Brussels]. The clock is ticking and it will not be easy to negotiate the changes that the parliament wants to see. But if we form a block and speak with one voice, I think we can move forward.
The term of office of the British House of Commons is five years, unless the government issues elections earlier which will be the case if the sources are correct.