London (CNN)On December 12, the UK will finally have a general election. In all honesty, it’s needed one since June 9, 2017. That was the morning Theresa May learned her gamble to hold a snap general election had backfired. May’s plan was to increase her tiny majority in Parliament to over 100 seats. Instead, she lost the small upper hand she had which made the delivery of any kind of Brexit impossible. Boris Johnson is learning this the hard way. Having inherited May’s minority government, Johnson discovered early on that his optimism wasn’t enough to get Brexit done. Donald Trump weighs in on UK election backing Boris Johnson Despite doing the seemingly impossible and getting a new deal from the EU, he simply doesn’t have the numbers in Parliament to pass the legislation required to deliver Brexit. Holding an election in which he secures a fresh majority was his only real option. It’s a gamble. Having promised to exit the EU by the end of October, Johnson risks not only further delays, but the prospect of losing Brexit altogether. Though he enjoys healthy poll leads right now, a lot can happen during an election campaign. Read More “A 15% lead… Read full this story
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