Naturally Unnatural 22nd April 2017

This issue includes: Turkish referendum: Erdogan to be handed further executive powers A potential shake-up of the UK energy sector Plus more! A weekly political newsletter for pragmatic progressives Issue #2, 22 nd April 2017 Theresa May announces a snap general election The shock announcement from the Prime Minister this week, means on June 8 th the public will go back to the polls to vote for a new government By Matthew Clifton The last few years have seen a general election, an EU referendum, Labour and UKIP have both had two leader- ship elections, the latter having 3 dif- ferent leaders; Diane James (who has now quit the party), Paul Nuttall (current leader) and Nigel Farage (leader until after 2015 general elec- tion and interim leader in-between James and Nuttall). The Green party have the first joint leadership in a ma- jor UK political party. But on 18 th April, Welcome to the second issue of the weekly news- letter from Naturally Unnatural. Last week was a fairly quiet political week, in terms of UK domestic policy. However, this week started with a bang on Tuesday, the day parliament resumed after Easter. There was an announcement by Downing Street that Theresa May was to address the public on the steps at 11.15am., there was no information and journalists hadn’t been briefed before hand and when the time arrived it confirmed swirling ru- mours that Theresa May would seek a snap gen- eral election. The next day it was duly voted through by MPs. This issue and others until June 8th will heavily focus on the election. Bringing you as much information for an informed voted. All articles are original and researched and belong to Naturally Unnatural Ltd. Theresa May has called for a general election. The day after on 19 th April, Theresa May presented the vote to parliament to offi- cially call an early general election, un- der the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 the vote required a two-thirds majority. Parliament duly delivered with 522 Ayes and 13 Noes. May’s announcement think it was necessary to hold a general election, and that the 52-48 EU referen- dum split was enough of a mandate to carry out her version of Brexit. Meaning speculation was rife as to why so soon after Article 50 Theresa May carried out a U-turn on this stance? With allegations of electoral fraud hanging over them and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour performing badly in the opinion polls, this is perhaps seen an opportunity to wash over those and increase her majority in parliament. The surprise of the announcement came Continued on page 2... after months of May stating that she didn’t 1