UK general election 17

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According to the opinion polls, Conservative party can expect a resounding victory in a general election, and thus increase its presence in the House of Commons. This is one reason why Theresa May is confident enough to call for a general election on June 8, 2017, even though there are 3 years left for her term.

However, people argue that Opinion polls have not always been accurate when tight contests have been held – as the EU referendum and the latest US presidential election exemplified. The enormity of the proposed gaps between Labor and the Conservatives in these polls suggests that, even if the margin of victory is not accurate, the Conservative party will increase its majority.

Tim Farron, leader of Liberal Democrats, who was defeated in the 2015 vote, was delighted with the announcement of a general election. The coming weeks will be filled with political uncertainty, claim and coutner-claim.

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I understand Prime Minister Theresa May’s reasoning, to get more people to support her and increase the presence in the House of Commons. But who knows where it goes from here.

A sad day for Trump’s healthcare plan

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In a Congress controlled by his own party, Trump faced the first major setback on Friday. Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system. I am sure he understands now that this is not a Business organization but a major political party that supports the country.

Even the desperate lobbying by the White House and the Speaker Paul Ryan, the Healthcare bill was unable to garner the 216 votes it needed to pass. Trump stated ‘We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about the vote-getting process‘, however he was still trying to shift the blame on the Democrats.

No one really shows any signs of tackling the Obamacare health plan anytime soon, and Trump said that he would turn his attention to getting ‘big tax cuts‘ through Congress.

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I really wish that Trump tries a little harder.

FBI, CIA differ on Russian involvement

Lawmakers held a classified letter written by their colleagues in Senate that assessed Russia’s role in the 2016 Presidential election. The meeting took place in a secure meeting room under the Capitol.

A senior FBI counterintelligence official was seated, who told that the FBI and CIA weren’t on the same page regarding Russia’s involvement. There has not been any evidence that Russia had deliberately interfered with the US Presidential elections so as to elect Republican candidate Mr. Trump as the next US President. For Democrats in the room, the answer was frustrating and shocking.

The clamor from Democrats and some Republicans for a more fulsome accounting prompted the White House on Friday to announce that President Barack Obama had ordered a full review of Russian cyber actions during the 2016 campaign. The president wants the report to be completed before he leaves office next month. Officials said Obama intends to declassify as much of the report as possible. This was the only way to lay the truth in front of the American people and the lawmakers.

Russia regularly tries to influence European politics and elections, “and I don’t want this to be the case here,” Senator Angus King said. Read the full article here!