Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has surprised the country by announcing a General Election will be held on 4th July

Sunak held a Cabinet meeting this afternoon and made the announcement on the steps of Downing Street

However Anti-Tory protesters drowned out much of the announcement with Labour’s 1997 landslide theme Things Can Only Get Better

The latest polling from the pollsters YouGov puts the Conservatives 27 points behind Labour with the opposition on 47 points, The Tories on 20 points and Reform on 11 with the Lib Dems on 9 per cent

Sunak began his speech by talking about the furlough scheme during the Covid pandemic

‘I have never and will never leave the people of this country to face the darkest days alone’ he told the nation adding

“This election will take place at a time when the world is more dangerous than it has been since the end of the Cold War.“

‘I am guided by doing what is right for our country, not what is easy, and I can’t say the same for the Labour Party and with a further dig at the opposition he said

“Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future to decide whether we want to build on the progress we have made, or risk going back to square one with no plan and no certainty.”

“I’m guided by doing what is right for my country, not what is easy,” he said.

”I can’t say the same thing for the Labour Party because I don’t know what they offer.” adding

“On July 5 either Keir Starmer or I will be prime minister. He has shown time and time again he will take the easy way out and do anything to get power.”

The announcement was made 14 years to the month since the Conservatives were first elected into government.

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