ES Views Letter of the Day: May should ignore calls for an election

Back in the political spotlight: former Foreign Secretary William Hague

William Hague’s plea for a general election was wrong only in its timing [Comment, March 7]. The correct time would come if any “meaningful vote” rejected whatever deal Theresa May brought back from the EU, because that would be a vote of no-confidence in her Government.

She knows EU negotiators would laugh in her face if she returned for a better deal, so she would be left with no option.

Then, having gained a huge new majority, the Majors and Mandelsons would finally be silenced.
Keith Jenkins


I agree with your leader that now is not the time to call a general election.

I was surprised by former Foreign Secretary William Hague’s suggestion, given that his thinking is normally so sharp.

He knows the Fixed Term Parliament Act was designed within the Coalition Government to stop prime ministers from cutting and running, which could lead to instability in the markets.
Andrew Edwards

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