Labor Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell calls for 2nd election to remove UK Prime Minister Theresa May

June 14, 2017 11:23 pm

ID Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, makes a speech at a campaign event in Birmingham, Britain May 20, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

A senior British lawmaker has called for a second election to remove Prime Minister from power, following days of political turmoil.
John McDonnell from the opposition Labour Party also urged people to take to the streets in support of his party’s policies to build pressure for another election.
“We need people doing everything they can to ensure the election comes as early as possible,” McDonnell told the media.
Media reports said some left-wing groups plan to hold a mass anti-government protest on July 1.
Speaking to union activists, McDonnell said the Trades Union Congress (TUC) should mobilize to get people out onto the streets.
“Just think if the TUC put out that call – that we want a million on the streets of London in two weeks’ time,” the Daily Mirror quoted the lawmaker.
Following the election, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said there could be another election this year or early next year after last Thursday’s election produced no clear winner.
“It’s quite possible there could be an election perhaps this year or early next year,” he said after the election. “And that might be a good thing because we cannot go on with a party of great instability.”
Corbyn also advised the humiliated prime minister to pack up and leave and “make way for a government that is truly representative of this country.”
The general election ended in a hung Parliament, where no party has the 326 seats needed to get an overall majority in the 650-seat House of Commons.
May is desperately trying to reach an agreement with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to form a minority government.
“I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen, and I will now form a government – a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country,” she said.
“Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years, and this gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interests of the whole ,” May added.
British is in a state of disarray as London is scheduled to start talks with Brussels over its divorce from the European Union on June 19.
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