Saturday 21 October 2017

Big election majority would strengthen UK's hand for arm-wrestle with the EU 27 that is still to come

Cartoon
Cartoon

Andrew Grice

This will be a Brexit general election in every sense of the word. Although the parties will talk about the economy and public services, Theresa May will turn it into a referendum on her vision for Brexit and "getting on with the job" of implementing the people's decision last year.

In her surprise statement, she positioned herself as the anti-Westminster champion who is taking on those MPs and peers who want to block or water down Brexit. It is quite an achievement for a prime minister to pose as the anti-establishment candidate.

The Liberal Democrats and the SNP will fight the election on a platform of opposing the hard Brexit offered by Mrs May, who has made clear the UK would leave the single market and customs union under her strategy.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss