Sturgeon: May Makes Miscalculation Over Scotland in Calling General Election

© AFP 2022 / Lesley MartinBritain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is greeted by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (R) as she arrives for talks at Bute House, in Edinburgh, on July 15, 2016.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is greeted by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (R) as she arrives for talks at Bute House, in Edinburgh, on July 15, 2016. - Sputnik International
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May made a "huge political miscalculation" in terms of Scotland in calling an early general election in the United Kingdom, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, May said she and the cabinet agreed that the government should call a general election on June 8.

"This means that this will be – more than ever before – an election about standing up for Scotland, in the face of a right-wing, austerity obsessed Tory government with no mandate in Scotland but which thinks it can do whatever it wants and get away with it. In terms of Scotland, this move is a huge political miscalculation by the Prime Minister," Sturgeon said in a statement.

The United Kingdom officially began the EU withdrawal process in late March by handing a formal letter to European Council President Donald Tusk. According to Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the United Kingdom now has two years to complete the negotiation process.

 

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