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UK Muslims Respond to Early Election Call

UK Muslims Respond to Early Election Call

LONDON – After months of insisting that there will be no early general election, even as recently as Easter Weekend, where Prime Minister Theresa May insisted that our nation is united on the subject of #Brexit, our PM today announced the intention for a general election to be held on June 8th.

A reflection of disunity in the United Kingdom within her own party and our other leading parties, such as the Liberal Democrats, the Labour Party and the SNP. Opinion differs across the board with some citing her move as a political posturing, while others refer to it as a strategic move to strengthen her power base, particularly given the strength of opinion polls today showing strong support for the Conservative Party.

While the general election will need to be approved by the Parliament, British Muslims, from the Mayor of London, to everyday citizens are beginning to share their points of view on the subject:

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Chicago

The British people will now have the opportunity to give their verdict on this Conservative government – a government that has prioritized a hard Brexit which puts our economy at risk, while implementing damaging policies that are entrenching inequality. I will be fighting hard for every Labour vote over the coming weeks – a Labour government is in the best interests of all Londoners and the whole country.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

 

Ladies and gentlemen. A general election (if parliament votes for it) on 8th June will be a moment that you may need to consider party loyalty vs our future in Europe.

Humair Ali

 

8th of June, General elections, possibility of saving the country. LET’S DO THIS!

Fatimah Mohamied

 

Dilwar Hussain

First election in which I will have to think hard about who to vote for…feels strange, but may not be such a bad thing? (Great tactical move by Theresa May though).

Dilwar Hussain

 

 

Smart political move. She also knows that this will be the end of Jeremy Corbyn. Expect a racist and xenophobic campaign from the Tories and some sections of the British the media.

Michael Mumisa

 

I hear the women’s equality party are looking for new members…

Anna Nayyar

 

General Election… dear God. With no opposition to Brexit and omnishambles Labour, the Labour Party will be destroyed…

Rashad Ali

 

1,000 new Lib Dem members in first hour since general election news. It’s almost the perfect setup for an excellent Lib Dem result. –  I also think we should have been allowed to vote on specific aspects of Brexit. I think many people voted based on their view of only a small part of the deal. That would’ve given the government a better picture of what we like about being in Europe and what we don’t like. I think a simple in/out was too basic a question for such a broad topic.

Hina Malik

Oussama Mezoui

A snap General Election has been called by PM #May in the U.K. In 50 days, every single constituency seat will be up for grabs! The Labour Party has two options, unite behind JC and fight the #Tories tooth and nail, or continue with the internal division and infighting, therefore allowing the #Conservative Party to govern for another five years. Despite what the polls may say, buyers remorse has troubled many of those who voted #Brexit. A united #Labour campaign with a simple and clear Manifesto can win this election. It’s up to the Labour PLP to decide whether they prefer to sit in opposition for another 5 years rather than get behind JC and give him a chance to govern the country.

Whatever happens #letthegamesbegin

Oussama Mezoui

Shaaz Mahboob

How will this decision (if passed by the MPs) affect the Tories, UKIP and of course Labour? This could diminish Tory majority since a vote to them would mean a vote for Hard Brexit, not something even all the Tory supporters want…

Shaaz Mahboob

 

 

Wow 2 months to get ready for a General Election !! either May wants to lose her majority as she cant deal with Brexit or she is deluded into thinking it will get stronger due the state of Labour, I’m not affiliated to any party but if the Lib Dems are clever they can give May some real trouble here.

Emre Aktas

 

While Prime Minister May tries to define this general election as a vote of confidence, it is generally understood that this is a vote for Brexit.

When 51.9% of Brits voted #Leave it was described as the “will of the people,” but when 51.5% win in #Turkey it was described as the “slimmest of margins.” Politics in the United Kingdom becomes more interesting by the day.


About Farrukh Younus

Farrukh I Younus has a background in mobile phone strategy across Europe and Asia, and has visited China on more than 25 occasions. Dedicated to understanding and delivering solutions based on new technology, Younus has spoken on the subject to the EU in Brussels, and regularly attends industry-leading conferences. He currently runs a video platform, Implausibleblog, delivering lifestyle content via social media; where his focus is on understanding consumer behaviour with regards to digital content and digital advertising. His interests include travel, nouvelle cuisine, and chocolate.

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