Oh snap, another election! Henry Newman on what it means for Brexit

Apr 20, 2017, 03:00 AM

It was in 1990 that German pop act Snap! released dance track with the catchy lyric “I’ve got the power.” Now 27 years on, Theresa May has called a snap election hoping for a similar mantra. The PM wants to draw a line under the Brexit naysayers, or in the subtle words of the Daily Mail’s front page… CRUSH THE SABOTEURS. The current polls suggest it will give her the mandate she needs to push on with Britain’s exodus from the EU but a lot can change between now and June 8. Henry Newman, director of think-tank Open Europe, joined Tim to discuss the potential impact the election will have on Brexit, whether May should be fronting up in a public debate, and what might happen should the Tories be overthrown.

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