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MPs should deny May this general election

Or, second best, those on the left should forgo tribal loyalties and unite under an anti-Tory flag

By AC Grayling  

Standing outside No 10, May announces an early general election ©John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA Images

By far the smartest thing that MPs of opposition parties can do in response to Theresa May’s call for a general election is not to give it to her. A general election out of fixed parliamentary term requires a 66 per cent majority of all seats in the House of Commons. She has a majority of merely 12. Her general election call can easily be beaten. Her attempt to capitalise on the weakness of Labour…

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