Apr 19, 2017
Reacting to the current gridlock in Parliament by the various opposition parties, PM May is taking a strategic risk by calling for new elections in the hopes of gaining a larger majority for the ruling Conservative Party. However, that may be risky given that the Scottish National Party, picked up votes from the Labour Party under far Left leader Jeremy Corbyn in the last election and is threatening to pull out of the UK altogether over the Brexit. So, while Labour is being weakened, other anti-Brexit parties may be strengthened.
May complained that, “In recent weeks, Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach with the European Union,” she said. “The Liberal Democrats said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill. The Scottish National Party say they will vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the European Union.”