BREAKING: British PM Sunak To Trigger General Election for July in Surprise Announcement – Falling Inflation and Fear of Tory Rebellion May Have Precipitated the Move – WATCH LIVE


British media is in an uproar with the increasingly real possibility that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will ‘trigger’ the General Election for as early as the 4th of July.

The announcement is expected to happen AT ANY MOMENT.

UK rules specify that an election has to be held until December 17. So far, Sunak had repeatedly stated that the vote will happen in the ‘second half of the year’.

But now, ‘Election fever is gripping Westminster today’.

This comes across as rather surprising since the opposition Labour has a big lead in the polls, and has just handed Sunak an astounding defeat in the local council elections.

Daily Mail reported:

“Lord Cameron is cutting short a trip to Albania to be back in time for a Cabinet meeting at 4.15pm, while Jeremy Hunt has cancelled an appearance on ITV tonight. 

[…] The drama is threatening to set the Tory tinderbox ablaze, with MPs telling MailOnline that Mr Sunak has a ‘death wish’ and the Parliamentary party will go ‘nuts’ if he tries to call an election.”

Sir Keir Stammer’s Labour is still well ahead in the polls.

Rumors say letters of no confidence are being drafted and delivered to the Conservative Party’s ‘1922 Committee’ tasked with this function.

Others want to prevent the writ being moved to ‘dissolve Parliament’ and call the next elections.

“The rumors gathered pace after Mr Sunak hailed a ‘major milestone’ with inflation tumbling to the lowest level in nearly three years.

Sunak recently stated in the Commons:

“There is, Mr Speaker, spoiler alert, there is going to be a general election in the second half of this year. At that moment, the British people will in fact see the truth about the honorable gentleman opposite me, because that will be the choice at the next election Mr. Speaker, a party that is not able to say to the country what they would do, a party that would put at risk our hard-earned economic stability, or the Conservatives that are delivering a secure future for our United Kingdom.”

Sunak with Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt: tax cuts before election?

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate fell from 3.2 per cent in March to 2.3 per cent in April – which is near the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target.

Other economic indicators were not as good, as many question whether Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will have room to cut taxes before the election.

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