Comic Folk React To… A British General Election In Six Weeks Time


Today, with the wind making her hair look like Donald Trump, Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain and Northern Ireland called a press conference for a mystery announcement.

A General Election on June 8th. Where all British MPs have to defend their seats, the majority winners then forming a government. Under the Fixed Term Parliament Act, Theresa May has to get a two-thirds majority in the House Of Commons favour of calling such a thing before 2020, but the opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has committed his party to voting in favour of that. Any other decision on his part would have been seen as a sign of cowardice, and not taking an opportunity to oppose the Tories.

Currently, Theresa May has a slim majority in the Commons and has had difficulty in getting certain policies through that. Also, as she took over from the resigning David Cameron, she has not stood for election by the people of Britain as Prime  Minister yet. She is looking for a mandate. And she currengtly has very favourable polling numbers.

So what have comic creator folk been saying?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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