Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:26PM
British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May has called a general election in Britain for June 8.

Theresa May has done this because the Conservative Party has a huge lead in opinion polls.

May also feels that she needs a mandate from the British people because she is an unelected prime minister, and she argues that opposition parties are undermining her as she enters negotiations to leave the European Union.

The election has been welcomed by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who argues that the public will finally be able to hear his case that the Conservatives have wrecked the economy. However, Corbyn faces a huge test because he has been systematically undermined by the media and by many members of his own party.