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    UK: LONDON: GENERAL ELECTION CALLED FOR 1ST MAY UPDATE

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    Britain will go to the polls on May the first.

    The British Prime Minister John Major made the announcement after a special Cabinet meeting and an audience with Queen Elizabeth II.

    He asked the Queen to dissolve parliament in early April to pave the way for the general election on May 1.

    Labour Leader Tony Blair, whose party has a 20 point lead in the polls, said he was looking forward to fighting the campaign.

    The news that British Prime Minister John Major was set to end the tension and announce the election date began to leak out over the weekend.

    But the rumour gained credibility when a special Cabinet meeting was confirmed and ministers began arriving at Number 10 Downing St - the Prime Minister's official residence.

    After the meeting, Major went to Buckingham Palace for a special audience with Queen Elizabeth II.

    He requested her to dissolve Parliament so they could start the election campaign in time for a May the first poll.

    He returned to Downing Street to make the announcement.

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    Good morning, I would like to formally confirm that I have seen her Majesty the Queen this morning, and sought her permission for a dissolution of parliament and a general election on the first of May. I am delighted to tell you that her Majesty has consented to that. I would expect prorogation of parliament within a few days before the formal dissolution in early April. Parliament will reassemble on the 7th of May for the election of Speaker and swearing in of members, and the Queen's speech will begin on the 14th of May.
    SUPER CAPTION: John Major, British Prime Minister

    Major was defiant, despite a 20 point lead by the opposition Labour party in the polls and said victory was well within his grasp.

    SOUNDBITE: (English)
    (Q At the moment do you accept that you are well behind Labour?)
    Well I see what the opinion polls say. I also see what so many of my colleagues say when they come back from standing on the doorstep and talking to people. And I believe that this election is winnable. Not only do I think it is winnable, I think I'm going to win this election, and so are the Conservative Party. We have an 18 year record that I am proud of.
    SUPER CAPTION: John Major, British Prime Minister

    The May the first date gives the Conservatives, who have ruled Britain for 18 years, just six weeks to make up its huge deficit in opinion polls.

    Labour has had its 20 point lead in the polls for months, and there has been no sign of a revival of Conservative fortunes.

    Labour Party leader Tony Blair, paying a visit to a south London school, said he welcomed the announcement of the date and was looking forward to fighting the campaign.

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    This campaign is going to be about the condition of Britain, the future of Britain, that Britain can be better than this and it will be about how the Conservative Party have let people down, have broken their promises, and about how a new and revitalised Labour Party can get this country going, can make this country better, have better schools, better hospitals, have less violent crimes in our streets, give us the jobs in industry for the future. So you know the longer it goes on, in one sense, for us we can get our message across to the people.
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    In a first for the British electorate, Tony Blair and John Major are expected to meet head to head in a television debate signalling a more American presidential style for this campaign.


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    British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned her nation and its European partners Tuesday with a call for an early national election on June 8, seeking to cement her political backing as Britain moves ahead with difficult negotiations on its break from the European Union.

    The surprise announcement — made outside her office at 10 Downing Street — comes amid internal political strains over Britain’s exit, known as Brexit, and fresh moves by Scotland to potentially carve its own independent path to remain in the European Union.

    On the wider European stage, the election cannot undo Britain’s break from the E.U. But it will help set the tone for Britain’s contentious talks to split from the bloc, whose 27 remaining leaders have taken a hard line against any major concessions on key issues such as trade.

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    If May emerges strengthened from the election — as opinion polls currently suggest — she will have greater clout to mute domestic dissent as she buckles down for talks. But if anti-Brexit voices do well in the polls, May could be forced to soften her demands from Europe.

    No matter how the vote swings, the six-week election campaign is certain to reopen some of the bitterness of last year’s referendum, as voters are once again asked to consider what kind of country they envision after its E.U. break and in generations to come.

    “I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and stability for the years ahead is to hold this election and seek your support for the decisions I have to make,” said May, who last month submitted Britain’s formal request to begin E.U. exit negotiations.

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    May has consolidated power within the Conservative Party. But the lack of her own popular mandate has threatened to become a liability as Britain begins to reckon with the inevitable trade-offs that come with the tricky Brexit talks.

    In the election announcement, May argued that her political opponents — ranging from the independence-minded Scots to pro-E. U. factions in Parliament — are undermining Britain’s negotiating position with the European Union. At the same time, some hard-liners in her own Conservative Party are baying for a so-called “dirty Brexit” in which Britain could walk away from the negotiating table without any deals with the European Union.

    “The country is coming together, but Westminster is not,” she said, referring to Parliament.

    It is not clear, however, that the nation is coming together on Brexit — the wounds are still festering, and the election threatens to reopen them.

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election for June eighth.
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    In a sudden announcement outside her Downing Street office in London...UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the process for a snap election.



    I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet where we agreed that the government should call a General Election to be held on the 8th of June...Since I became Prime minister I have said there should be no election until 2020, but now I have concluded that the only way to guarantee certainty and stability for the years ahead, is to hold this election and seek your support for the decisions I must take.

    In her statement she addressed the opposing voices of Britain's decision to leave the European Union...such as the Liberal Democrats, and the Scottish National Party.
    Stressing that the continued political division in the nation will only weaken the government's negotiating position in Europe, May said with reluctance, but with strong conviction, that she decided the country needs the early election.
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    Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. What we're talking about today is some pronunciation tips for British English. Some of them are tips; some of them are observations that you might be interested to know. We've got eight of them, so let's get started.

    Pronunciation of-ed word endings. This is not specifically a British English issue. If your preference -- I don't know why I can't speak suddenly in an English pronunciation video, but that's how it is. If your preference is American English, this also applies to American English. So what I hear a lot at, sort of, around intermediate level -- sometimes upper intermediate level if you haven't had someone to correct you -- -ed word endings sound like this. I can't even do it because it's so unnatural for me. Excite-ed shout-ed, remind-ed. It's so unnatural for me. But in fact, it's not like that. It doesn't sound like an -ed. It might sound like an /id/; it might sound like a /t/; or it might sound like a /d/. So I've got some examples here. This word, even though it's spelled -ed, makes an /id/ sound. It becomes excited. I'm really excited. Shouted. He shouted at me. Reminded. I reminded you to do your homework; didn't I? And -- yeah.

    So now, we can talk about the ones that finish with a t sound. Finished. Dripped. Laughed. They don't have the-ed sound. So that's an important thing to know about pronunciation. Even if it's spelled-ed, it doesn't mean it sounds like that. And what about the ones that end with a d sound, a duh sound. Remembered. I remembered what you said to me. Called. I called you. Didn't you hear your phone? Imagined. I imagined a better future for everyone. So with those, it's a D sound. How do you know for each one? Go with what feels most natural when you're saying the word. The main thing is don't force the -ed sound at the end of the word because it's that that gives you an unnatural rhythm when you're speaking English.

    So moving on to -- this one's an observation, really. British English pronunciation. We have so many different accents in England. But one of the biggest divisions in our accents is -- it's between the north of the country and the south, and it's our pronunciation of these words: bath and laugh, as I say them. I say them in the southern pronunciation. But if I were from the north -- if I were from the north of the country, I'd say bath and laugh because they have a different accent up there. Well, they've got loads of different accents, but they don't speak in the same way as me. So let's break it down into the actual sound. So if you're from the North, you say, a. But we, in the South, say au. So you say bath, we say bauth. And you say laf; we say laugh. And you can also hear it in these two words. It doesn't have to be the first or only a vowel in the word. In the southern pronunciation, this is commaund. But in the northern pronunciation, it's command. And the southern pronunciation of this word is caust. The northern pronunciation is cast. The cast of Brookside came to London. Brookside was an old soap that's not on TV anymore, and it was people from Liverpool. And I was just doing the accent. Probably that's really irrelevant to you. You will never see that show, but anyway. You know, now.

    Next tip. I don't hear this that often, but when I do, it sounds really, really, really wrong. And I think this tip generally -- generally a good example of how -- just because we write something one way doesn't mean we say it that way. So in English -- American English, too -- W sounding words are the same as the wh sound in words for spelling. It actually sounds the same. So we've got two words here, wine and whine. One is spelled with WH, and one is just spelled with I. Whine is a kind of moan or a kind of cry. Sometimes, young children whine. Sometimes, women who are upset about something are said to be whiny.

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    JOHANNESBURG, 20 June 2017 - Where did the money go? That was the question posed during a government visit to Winnie Mandikizela-Mandela’s former Brandfort home. The site was meant to have been turned into a museum a decade ago. The deputy Minister of Arts and Culture travelled to the town of Brandfort, to see for herself what has gone wrong.​

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    LONDON — The UK will hold a surprise election this June. British Prime Minister Theresa May led calls for one earlier this week, and lawmakers voted in favor of the ballot on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

    The election comes as a surprise because UK law stipulates that each elected government should hold power for a fixed five-year term before another election can occur. The current Conservative administration was elected in May 2015, with the next public ballot scheduled for May 2020.

    For an early election to occur, two-thirds of the 650 UK lawmakers need to vote in favor of it. On Wednesday 522 voted for it to go ahead, Reuters reported.

    The unelected May took over from ex-PM David Cameron after the public voted for Brexit in a referendum last June. She hopes the election will give her a mandate and nullify post-Brexit vote divisions among the British electorate, but the move could cripple the already very unpopular opposition Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn.

    The parliament consists of 650 seats, of which the Conservatives hold 330 and Labour holds 229. Other seats are held by smaller parties. Because of Labour’s unpopularity, May is expected to win even more seats.

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