Theresa May and the Promise of National Stability

On April 19, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, sparked an unexpected political firestorm; she asked members of Parliament to trigger a snap-general election for June 8, 2017. This news came as a shock to members of Parliament, politicos, media, and the public alike. When asked before whether she planned on announcing a general election to diffuse political gridlock over Brexit negotiations, Prime Minister May told the public, on multiple occasions, she would not consider the option. However, amidst political “game playing,” which she warned would destroy…