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The get-out clause was the one that said fixed terms could be ignored and a GE called if 2/3 of Parliament agreed. Labour duly entered the lobby with the Tories and hey presto, we have a GE.stevenw888 wrote:I'm afraid I don't understand how it was possible for Theresa May to begin the process of calling for an election on 8th June 2017. In 2010, as part of the coalition agreement, parliament passed an Act called the Fixed Term Parliament Act, which stated that any elected government would run for precisely five years and that no Prime Minister would be able to call for an early election just because he or she figured that an early election would enable his or her party to stand a better chance of winning. That seems to be exactly what has happened. May has called for an election 3 years early because she knows damn well she will win. Surely that's exactly what the Act was designed to stop. Therefore I question the legality of this forthcoming election.