British PM May says June election result 'not certain' despite front-runner status
08:18, May 19, 2017
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Britain's Parliament has endorsed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a vote on June 8.
On the other hand, if she does win, the newly bolstered PM may take a harder line on European Union negotiations, worsening an already messy and drawn-out process, and potentially increasing support for Independence with Scotland.
Three weekend opinion polls put the Conservatives about 20 points ahead of Labour, and if translated into votes, this could give Mrs May an "election landslide" with a majority of more than 100.
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So we're off, and on 8 June this nation will go to the polls once again - but this time the stakes are much higher than ever before.
Mr Farron was speaking as he visited the Manchester seats of Gorton and Withington, two of a string of Remain-voting Labour strongholds in the North West of England which the Lib Dems hope to snatch from Mr Corbyn's party.
Watch this space. We are putting a message out there - this country does not have to be so divided, (there) does not have to be such appalling levels of poverty and unachieved ambition because of people growing up in poverty.
"But I think our British friends will lose more than what we lose, " she said.
That said, although he is a notoriously poor media performer, Mr Corbyn's first major election speech yesterday showed a bit more focus and energy and will be regarded as a reasonable start.
"Those are the people who are monopolising the wealth that should be shared by each and every one of us in this country", he said.
But Tajani said:"If tomorrow, the new United Kingdom government decides to change its position, it is possible to do".
May, who has described herself as "not a showy politician", said she would rather talk directly to voters.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set the tone for his campaign by criticising May for her "broken promises" on healthcare and education, and jabbed at her for not agreeing to take part in television debates before the election.
The issue presents problems for Labour.
Addressing placard-waving party activists, Farron described the Labour-held Gorton and Withington seats as "absolutely the top of the Liberal Democrat target list".
Walking her dogs in Cringle Park, Laurie Sage, 37, said she had been a longtime Labour voter in Gorton, but she said the party could no longer count on her support because of Corbyn's "weak" stance on Brexit.