British PM May says June election result 'not certain'

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May has a shot through the snap election to gain more power to push through her strategy in Brexit negotiations with European Union officials.

"Normally you would expect leadership tours to tally closely with the party's list of target seats, but Corbyn's not the electoral asset you would expect leaders to be", Justin Fisher, professor of politics at Brunel University, said in a telephone interview.

That means the country has just seven weeks to prepare for another election.

"This election is not about Jeremy Corbyn or those around him, and it is not about Brexit", he said.

Theresa May goes into the general election on June 8 with half of all voters backing the Conservatives, according to a new opinion poll.

An early vote will also delay Brexit talks.

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May's office said she and Tajani agreed "on the importance of giving early certainty about the status of British citizens living elsewhere in the European Union and citizens of other member states in the U.K". "What we need to do, though, is to look at how that money is spent, and make sure that we are able to spend that money in the most effective way".

Bookmaker Ladbrokes gives Labour 12-1 odds of winning the snap election called by May this week.

'There is no way we can countenance any kind of arrangement or coalition with the Conservative Party and likewise with the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn, ' he told The Observer.

He said that within a few hours of the general election being called, 2,500 people had joined the Labour Party, with thousands more joining in the last few days. "If the SNP wins this election in Scotland and the Tories (Conservatives) don't, then Theresa May's attempt to block our mandate to give the people of Scotland a choice over their own future when the time is right will crumble to dust", said Sturgeon, who heads Scotland's devolved government.

Meanwhile, similar claims of a Brexit U-turn were made by top Brussels chief Antonio Tajani, who also said the UK's momentous decision to Leave could be overturned.

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Liberal Democrat leader Farron said that broadcasters should hold debates anyway, with an empty chair in May's place.

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UKIP has placed third in all three of the area's votes last time out - the party's best result yet in Weston, North Somerset and Wells. This is looking to be the equivalent of yet another referendum.

He insisted that both the Tories and Labour were intent on driving through a hard Brexit, which would include taking the United Kingdom out of the single market, and that his party had a duty to offer a distinct alternative, including a policy that would keep open a possibility of the United Kingdom staying in the EU.

"We will vote against [it]", Tajani said, adding that he wanted a "clear framework" on their rights in the next month.

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