Speaking on the Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said that a snap general election in the Autumn was “not going to happen”.
Responding to a report in the Sunday Times, Mr Raab said “It’s for the birds, its not going to happen”
However, political correspondents have been quick to point out that statements from both Mr Raab and Downing Street are very similar to last year, when Theresa May categorically denied that there would be a snap election.
Dominic Raab says an early general election is “not going to happen”. The same line that No.10 used before May triggered one in 2017. #Marr
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) 23 September 2018
A Downing Street spokesperson on the idea of a snap election: “It is categorically untrue that Number 10 is planning a snap election”. Which is remarkably similar to their line last March.
— Ashley Cowburn (@ashcowburn) 23 September 2018
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