If May does win so many seats it would be the biggest election victory for a Conservative leader since 1983 when Margaret Thatcher beat Labour’s Michael Foot to win a majority of 144.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said that Labour would “bankrupt” the United Kingdom and only her Conservative government could ensure a successful Brexit deal and promote a “strong economy and defence”.
So is this why she called the General Election?
As articulated by May in her announcement of the June poll, it is likely that the central issue of the election will be the question of who is best suited to orchestrate Britain’s exit from the EU.
“They say I don’t play by the rules – their rules”. I don’t think this is about solidarity over Brexit and the people of the nation, but more about politics.
May, who also backed staying in the European Union but has since embraced the notion of life outside the bloc, is pitching her campaign on a promise of stable leadership to deliver a good deal for Britain from exit negotiations with Brussels. And while I’m no longer a huge Corbyn fan, it is disgusting how MP’s such as John Woodcock are going out and saying “I can not support voting to make Jeremy Corbyn Prime Minister”.
Labour has launched a policy blitz over the past fortnight, including giving free school meals to all primary school pupils and restating commitments, including raising the minimum wage to £10 an hour by 2020 for over-18s, keeping the triple-lock on pensions and cracking down on late payments by businesses.
The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said in December a year ago he believed “the electorate would be concerned if they thought parties were stitching up elections privately”. I would like to see him talking to the public, talking the press and clearly explaining his policies.
“Labour campaigned against Brexit but accepted it. Jeremy will outline the need for a soft Brexit”.
“So vote for a strong and stable leadership in this country; vote for the strong and stable leadership this country needs”.
Asked by Sky News correspondent Tamara Cohen whether the party would give voters a say on the final Brexit agreement, Mr Corbyn failed to give a straight answer.
“But of course, they do not want us to win”.
“Jeremy is a genuine politician you can trust and a safe pair of hands”.
Don’t be angry at the government ministers running down our schools and hospitals, they tell us, be angry instead at the disabled woman or the unemployed man.
“I’m not sure there are many people who think Labour are going to be in any position, on their own or with anyone else, to form a government”, she said.
John Pugh The Lib Dem MP for Southport, John Pugh, announced he would not stand at the election, his local paper, the Southport Visiter, revealed.