The Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced this morning that she will be asking parliament to approve an early general election on the 8th June 2017. The parliamentary decision, which will require a two thirds majority, looks to be overwhelmingly in favour of such a move since both the Labour and Liberal parties have indicated they will vote in favour of the move.
With Theresa May presently running 20 points ahead of Labour in the polls the result of a general election should return Theresa May with a much greater majority allowing her to negotiate Brexit with the EU with much greater authority. It will also send a clear message to those elected and unelected politicians who have not been able to accept the result of the EU. referendum.
If the Conservative Party include a clear commitment for a clean Brexit in their manifesto then UKIP will have great difficulty in formulating a policy with which to fight this election. According to the opinion polls, the Conservative Party should significantly increase their majority with the final result giving a clear indication as to the amount of support there now is for Labour, Liberals and UKIP in the light of Brexit and the Scottish appetite for independence.