Reply to post: Re: She should have sought this mandate months ago

Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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Re: She should have sought this mandate months ago

>Now the timing could bite her on her leather trizers.

Not just the timing - the act itself is dumb. She's doing this to free herself from her own backbenchers - but the only thing keeping them in check now is their narrow majority.

If she's returned with a landslide, all those fractures in the Tory party (which have not been resolved by Brexit*), will explode on her. Her enemies aren't across the dispatch box; they're behind her.

[*There's a myth that the divisions in the Tory party were all about the EU - but the EU was just a proxy, for a much deeper divide, going much further back.]

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