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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:35 pm on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Mike Gapes Mike Gapes Labour/Co-operative, Ilford South 3:35 pm, 18th April 2017

Inflation is rising, real living standards are potentially going to decline and we know that there will be very difficult negotiations with our European Union partners. Is not the real reason that the Prime Minister has called this election so that she can avoid having a general election in 2020, which would be very dangerous for her party? She thinks that she can win now in order to avoid dealing with the consequences of a hard Brexit.