According to reports from the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday, Downing Street advisors have drawn up plans to trigger a general election on 6 June. The plans drawn are also to extend Article 50, to secure parliaments backing for a new Brexit deal in April.
The general election preparation and the Article 50 extension, could, possibly help Theresa May from being forced out of office.
In the Sunday Telegraph, May said, “It’s why when I return to Brussels I will be battling for Britain and Northern Ireland, I will be armed with a fresh mandate, new ideas and a renewed determination to agree a pragmatic solution that delivers the Brexit the British people voted for, while ensuring there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
“That is what Parliament instructed me to do on Tuesday night.
“Although Jeremy Corbyn didn’t vote with us, he also believes the potential indefinite nature of the backstop is an issue that needs to be addressed with Brussels. That is exactly what I’m doing.”
May had some good news Sunday, as a new opinion poll from the Observer suggests that the Conservative party have moved to a seven-point lead over the Labour party.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s party has fallen 6% since the Commons votes on Brexit took place, he has fallen from 40% down to 34% and public approval of Corbyn has dropped to 16% from 18%.
The Mail on Sunday reported that Downing Street has denied advisors are planning for a general election on 6 June.
Corbyn said speaking to charities in Glasgow, “The people who are bearing the brunt of nine years of austerity cannot wait years for a general election.”