Things to consider.Abernathy wrote: ↑Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:46 pmWell, it really is, inasmuch as she has already done it in 2017 by meeting the provisions of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, and because Corbyn bangs on about it so bloody much he could hardly fail to go along with it.
But what makes me think the story is a load of cobblers are two things : a: In order to survive the confidence motion lobbed at her by the ERG types in December, May has already had to promise the nutjobs on her backbench that she would not be leading the party at the next election, so they'd need to switch leaders first, which seems very unlikely, and b: Signalling an election for June 6 at the start of February is hardly a "snap" election, is it?
On the other hand, the mere fact that there is some speculation about this suggests that if it might be being considered, then it's because the possibility of losing to Corbyn is, even after the fright of 2017, still completely (and correctly, in my view), absolutely inconceivable to them. The very particular circumstances of June 2017 that allowed Corbyn and his Momentum Cult to claim yet another defeat as "victory" will never again prevail.
"War footing" gives the gammons a war to fap about.
Ruth Davidson out of the picture for a D-day election, unless she rides back with a tank fitted with a child seat. Things may swing rather differently in Sotland.