Labour MP calls snap general election a 'vanity project'

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Ms Thornberry played down the significance of Mr Woodcock's comments: "John Woodcock doesn't have to worry because he doesn't have to vote for Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party, so I don't really understand what he's talking about".

Theresa May warned that Jeremy Corbyn is "simply not fit to lead" today as MPs prepared to sign off on holding a snap election.

"Why are so many people getting poorer?"

The headline numbers put the Conservatives up four on 46 per cent, Labour steady on 25 per cent, the Liberal Democrats, UKIP and SNP all down one per cent to 11 per cent, nine per cent and four per cent respectively. Theresa May has triggered Article 50, now it's about who negotiates on behalf of the British people. "We have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done. before the detailed talks begin", May said Tuesday, despite previously denying that she would do so.

He said other key issues will be tax and spending policies, but also believes defence spending is "creeping up" the agenda.

The incumbent Prime Minister had said she did not intend to hold an election before 2020, but now says Westminster has failed to be "united".

Luckily, given that local government publicity rules will soon silence City Hall, Sadiq will have plenty of time to pose for pictures with his colleagues. We also have a very small majority in Parliament, and that makes it quite hard to implement our manifesto.

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Mrs May said the election would give the opportunity for "stability and certainty" during the period of the Brexit process.

The National Audit Office has said schools will have to make £3 billion of savings by 2019-20.

"She can not be allowed to run away from her duty to democracy and refuse to let the British people hear the arguments directly". How did her official spokesman put it as recently as March 20?

She's looked at the odds and the options and figured that the Tory party can only benefit from an election.

While unlikely to turn everything around in one go, it makes clear that a new Labour leader that is seen as a more viable alternative to the current incumbent of Number 10 would provide the boost that Labour and indeed the country so desperately needs and deserves.

But two - it's not just down to her very different style, but also, as David Cameron learnt very quickly, front runners in any campaign have everything to lose in those debates, and the underdogs have everything to gain. "A Labour government will build an economy that works for everyone, rather than just a few at the top, and will protect and invest in our crucial public services".

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