In Britain, Conservatives Seek A Mandate From Voters

PA Pundits - International

By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~

On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May shocked Britain by calling for an early general election, which will be held on June 8. This election will decide the fate of her government and Brexit.

British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a general election to be held on June 8, citing the need to secure “strong leadership” going into Brexit negotiations. (Photo: i-Images/Polaris/Newscom)

In many ways, May’s decision to “go to the country”—British slang for calling an election—is the way it should be.

In the good old days, when a prime minister resigned and was replaced by another prime minister from the same party, the new leader would call an election after a decent interval, in order to get a mandate to govern on his own authority.

For example, after Winston Churchill resigned in 1955, his successor, Anthony Eden, held an election seven…

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