MP backs snap election decision
BUCKS MP Dominic Greive has backed the Prime Minister’s surprise decision to call a General Election.
Speaking before MPs were due to vote on the matter the member for Beaconsfield said he belived Teresa May would get the required majority to trigger the vote. Minsters were due to debate and take a vote as the Advertiser/Examiner went to press.
Mr Grieve added: “I think the Prime Minister is right to do what she’s doing in view of the complexity of the risks associated with Brexit.
“It means that when 2020 comes she doesn’t have the pressure of a general election on her at the time.”
Mrs May made the an announcement on Tuesday in Downing Street, and said she was calling the snap election “reluctantly”, as she argued that Britain needs stability in the run-up to Brexit.
In her speech Mrs May said: “If we do not hold a general election now their political game-playing will continue, and the ne- gotiations with the European Union will reach their most difficult stage in the run-up to the next scheduled election.
“Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country.”
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