Theresa defends holding snap general election


British Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her decision to hold a snap general election one day after the surprise announcement.
An early election will bolster the UK’s position in talks over Brexit and is in the country’s national interest, May told BBC Radio 4’s Today program on Wednesday.
“I want this country to be able to play the strongest hand possible in those negotiations to get the best possible deal because that’s in our long-term interests,” she said.
“That’s what this is about, it’s about asking the people to trust me, to trust us in government, to give us that mandate to go and get that really good deal for the UK.—Agencies

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