April 18th, 2017


Election Time Again!

The government has grown fed up with having a wafer-thin majority, which is meaning that they are dependent on the...less compliant members of the party to pass things. And so we get to have an election.

Under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act the government can't just call an election.

So, May needs to either:
1) No Confidence herself. And then wait 14 days. Easy to do, even if it looks a bit silly.
2) Get Labour to go along with the snap election. Which they'd be stupid to do, but will probably do so anyway, considering recent behaviour.
2) Repeal the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. Would probably take a while, particularly if the Lords decide to bounce it around.

I wonder which one she'll go for. By what's been said so far, it looks like (2), but it's hard to tell.

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Interesting Links for 18-04-2017

I hadn't realised that Slack and Flickr were both spun out of failed games from the same person
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Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump
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Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now
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Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight
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How Liberals Fell In Love With The West Wing (And the damage it did them)
(tags: tv politics usa )
Violence soars by 76% at Government's flagship prison (lack of funding, staff, etc)
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AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors
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Here’s the Biggest Study Yet on Brain-Based Sex Differences
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Measuring Global Sex Differences in Personality
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Brexit Voters Respond Angrily To News That Brexit Means Brexit
(tags: uk europe OhForFucksSake )
It can backfire when doctors make a show of their own healthy living
(tags: health healthcare psychology doctors )
The Canadian Liberals have lied – their pot plan is not legalization
(tags: cannabis canada OhForFucksSake )
May to seek snap election for 8 June
(tags: elections uk )
‘More politics? How absolutely f**king fantastic’, says Britain
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Tim Farron: Lib Dem leader says snap election is 'chance to change direction of country'
(tags: libdem politics elections uk )

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