Theresa May asks voters to trust her to deliver on Brexit


What's more, it means she is no longer prime minister by default after replacing David Cameron last July.

According to the Daily Mail, the Tory election manifesto will call for the end of free movement and for Britain to leave single market and pull out of the European Court of Justice.

Under British electoral law, May needs the backing of two-thirds of lawmakers.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won by a landslide the approval she wanted for a June 8 snap election as she seeks to strengthen her mandate ahead of Brexit negotiations.

The remaining 27 European Union countries will be asked to endorse Tusk's guidelines at a summit on April 29. "Following their conversation, the president considers that the real political negotiations on Article 50 with the United Kingdom will start after the elections foreseen for the 8th of June", the spokesman said, referring to the European Union treaty rule that regulates the exit of a member state from the bloc.

"The UK elections do not change our EU27 plans", Preben Aamann, a spokesperson for European Council President Donald Tusk, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The prime minister also said holding an election now was needed in order to push the following election back until 2022. Demmer said Wednesday: "The German government assumes that the negotiations can be continued without disruption".

She says an early election would provide "certainty and stability" in the negotiations, which will now start after the vote.

"I want this country to be able to play the strongest hand possible in those negotiations to get the best possible deal because that's in our long-term interests".

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The Prime Minister argued that opposition towards Brexit could prove disastrous for the negotiations, and future of the country and in light of that, she has chose to call for a general election.

The pound rallied on speculation that ms May will be returned with a stronger mandate, but this caused London's FTSE 100 index, which features many multinationals earning in dollars, to fall.

May wasted no time, going from the vote in Parliament to kick off her campaign with a speech in to supporters northwestern England. "I hope the former will be the case".

Brok said he expects May to win a parliamentary majority, but it's unclear how big. He added: "If it isn't a triumphant success, it will be to some extent a personal failure".

Speaking earlier, the premier suggested she won't use the election to give voters more detail about the kind of Brexit she wants, instead asking them to trust her to deliver.

Addressing MPs beforehand, May said an early vote would strengthen her hand in dealing both with Brussels and domestic critics seeking to "frustrate the process" of Brexit. "It's about ... getting the right deal from Europe".

Several Labour MPs shouted criticism at the Prime Minister as Mr Corbyn raised Mrs May's refusal to take part in televised debates ahead of the June 8 vote.

Also yesterday, it emerged Mrs May is likely to take part in a question and answer session in front of a television audience before the general election after she was heavily criticised by her opponents for refusing to debate with them.