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Theresa May dismisses talk of early general election

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

London, Nov 4: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday moved to dismiss talk of an early general election despite a High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on whether to start the Brexit process. With just a rrow majority in the House of Commons and most MPs having backed Remain, the ruling by the court presents a new hurdle to the Prime Minister - who would be far from certain to get Article 50 through, the Independent online reported. However, asked about the possibility of an early election to shore up the Conservatives’ majority, the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said: “No. Our position has been clear that there should not be an election until 2020 - and that remains the Prime Minister’s view.” Current polls suggest May would be returned to office with a significantly increased majority as Labour flounders on some of its lowest poll ratings in recent history. Whether a parliamentary vote will take place is not yet certain as the Government has said it will appeal the High Court ruling at the Supreme Court, which will hear the case in December. (IANS)

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