The REAL reasons Theresa May has called a snap general election

Last Updated: April 20, 2017By

She’s afraid.

She has tried to spin her announcement to make it seem like a referendum on her management of Brexit (rather than the decision to leave the European Union itself), but we can all see that this is nonsense.

She called her election on the day the Crown Prosecution Service announced it was considering court action against 30 Conservatives, many of whom may be MPs, for expenses fraud during the 2015 general election.

If they are found guilty, those MPs would have had to stand down – destroying the Conservative Party’s wafer-thin majority in the House of Commons. A new election will give those people a chance to gain a new mandate, without the shadow of expenses fraud hanging over them.

(There is, of course, a fault in Mrs May’s thinking. Most of the constituencies held by MPs implicated in the expenses fraud scandal were formerly held by Liberal Democrats, and that party is enjoying a revival due to its continued opposition of Brexit. The most likely result is that Mrs May’s candidates will lose their seats and be disgraced in the courts.)

She called her election within days of two opinion polls saying the Conservative Party had a 21-point lead over Labour. Her decision is therefore a cynical attempt to capitalise on the perceived weakness of the main Opposition party.

But the result of another poll, released over the weekend, showed Labour was only nine points behind the Tories, and a nine-point lead can evaporate like water during an election period.

Let us not forget that the Labour Party has been announcing hugely popular policies over the past few days, as well – and Mrs May’s Conservative policies are horrifyingly harmful to the people of the UK, when placed under proper analysis. Look at her policy to starve the children of poor families.

Oh, and Hicham Yezza, whose tweet appears above, makes another hugely important point about Mrs May’s decision:

What do you think of that?

Labour’s Barry Gardiner certainly had an opinion:

Others make similar points:

Of course, Brexit does have a bearing on Mrs May’s reasons for calling an election – in several different ways, none being what she presented to the public on Tuesday (April 18).

Firstly, having an election now means people will be voting before consequences of leaving the European Union can take effect. If she left the next election until 2020 – a year after the UK is scheduled to decouple from the EU – then we would all be feeling those effects and she would be taking the blame for any adverse consequences.

The fact that she is calling an election now means she does not expect Brexit to result in the new Golden Age we were all promised.

Mrs May has also indicated that she is calling her election to end divisions over Brexit in the House of Commons. She is hoping for a Conservative landslide, to silence any criticism of her ‘hard Brexit’ plan in Parliament.

Her party already owns the mass media, of course. But this means that her decision – and comments – resulted in this:

Nice one.

In a single headline, the Mail and Mrs May have alienated 16,141,241 voters – many of whom may have voted Conservative.

Anyone would think twice about supporting her after she called them “saboteurs”, right?

And the shadow of totalitarianism casts itself very strongly over the statement: Mrs May is saying she considers anybody who disagrees with her – in any way – to be an enemy. Do we really want our country to be run by a far-right extremist who considers any dissent to be treason?

This man doesn’t:

And he is not alone.

Despite having been asked to denounce the Daily Mail front, Mrs May has shown no sign of doing so.

Consider, also, the following:

Meanwhile, others have been quick to point out that

Mrs May’s protest that Parliament is weakening her negotiations with the EU is, of course, nonsense – and she has been called out on it:

Of course, some have much simpler reasons for opposing Mrs May:

Finally – and hugely pertinent to the causes championed by This Site – Mrs May clearly hasn’t considered the following:

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  1. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl) April 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Could all people with the time and interest possibly be allowed to print this out and post it through local letter boxes?

    • Mike Sivier April 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      If you honestly think it will help.

    • Martin Odoni April 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      It’s not a bad idea. I’ll do it.

  2. Roland Laycock April 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Well I’ll do it also

  3. Roland Laycock April 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    This is not a snap election the tories have planned it for some time, the economy in a mess, the election fraud puts them at risk of loosing every thing, and to top the lot Britex is not going there way and Labour are getting stronger

    • Dez April 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      I think you captured exactly my thoughts on a so called instant decision which until the electoral issues was not even supposedly on the radar. Unless of course she really was a clever vixen and lulled the opposition into a relaxed not going to happen state and caught them with their guards and PR machinery down and out. If the police really had the spheres to bring prosecution Cons being called electoral cheats would not have looked good and could have meant the whole referendum was executed by a Government not legally entitled to govern the UK by a false majority.
      Going to be a big voting decision In or Out or lumbered with an even more ruthless Cons in power stomping on the vulnerable..

  4. John April 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    It’ll have to be black/white copies, but I’m also considering if I can print this, because my area is Tory!

  5. Dez April 20, 2017 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Sure as hell the media will be shy sharing very much of this info.all of which I totally agree with and will share. Just hope the same UKIP influence on the last election will have tamed down such we get a much clearer decision unfortunately the Libs have taken the No Brexit stance which will probably skew the vote again and leave the wicked witch and her globalist elitist chums being even more complete and utter “B’s”.

  6. joanna April 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    I’m terrified to vote, because everything I have voted for goes the other way. I voted to stay in the EU, we are leaving and I voted Labour and they lost and from everything I am hearing no-one for some reason trusts JC. I am going to vote but I am going to use a Pen!!! ( I am a little paranoid)!!!

  7. Stu April 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    We spent 6 years being bombarded by fascists during WW2, in 2017 we have had the same bombardment for the past 7 years in the UK.
    Isn’t it time we had some breathing space ?

    Corbyn’s policies could well be the breath of fresh air that we need !!

  8. Brian Glaves April 20, 2017 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    I am a Labour supporter from Sheffield but do not believe the rubbish written by this so called journo. You are out of touch with the electorate like JC. It was whole swathes of traditional Labour voters like me who voted for Brexit

    • Mike Sivier April 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      36 per cent of Labour members and supporters voted for Brexit – around one-third. I fail to see what that has to do with anything I wrote in the article, though.

  9. Terry Jager April 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Please state your permission for the public use of this post ( so a printing company can use it legally without issue )

    • Mike Sivier April 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      No – people can print it individually and post it to others; I’m not authorising companies to use it commercially.

  10. Neilth April 20, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Labours Brexit turnout was identical (or within 1%) of the Scottish vote but Sturgeon is lauded as a remain hero and Corbyn is vilified for not doing enough. The Tories voted the exact opposite i.e. About 36% remain. So which leaders betrayed the referendum? Certainly May who claimed to be pro remain was hardly seen and Camoron and Gideon were mealy mouthed and put people off. They allowed UKIP to get away with appalling lies and to claim realism as project fear when the real fear monger were the racists who were playing the immigration card to their advantage by misleading the electorate into thinking that Muslim asylum seekers were caused by our membership of the EU.

    I’m still getting idiots on the doorstep talking about Brexit stopping non eu immigration! When I point out that it only affects europeans, including the British, moving round Europe for work they act as though I’m some kind of satanic conspirator. It would be laughable if it weren’t so pathetic.

  11. richard heron April 20, 2017 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Our ‘free Press’ is a fiction and the palpable BBC bias leaves us looking more and more looking like a Third World country like Malaysia where a billion pounds went into the PM’s bank from Saudi sources. Any echoes?

  12. Thomas April 21, 2017 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Sadly, barring a massive Tory scandal Labour are most likely doomed to fall to less then 200 seats.

    • Mike Sivier April 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      According to whom?

      The Tory campaign start was lacklustre; Labour’s was storming. Public opinion is swinging towards Jeremy Corbyn.

      You can believe the Tory media if you want, or you can go out and speak to people, and trust what you see and hear.

      I know what I’m doing.

      I’m standing in the county council elections and all I’m hearing (apart from one or two cases) is: “Tories out!”

  13. Zippi April 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    What a mess!

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