Dear New European reader,

PUBLISHED: 06:52 22 April 2017 | UPDATED: 06:52 22 April 2017

Well, we now know at least one thing about our inscrutable Prime Minister. We know she is prepared to do a u-turn on something she stated categorically would not happen - a snap General Election.

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Who knows where the u-turns will end! We can but hope.

Actually, now Theresa May has taken this enormous political gamble (and don’t let anyone tell you anything in politics is certain these days) there is a lot more we can do besides hope.

Mrs May seeks a new mandate for her Hard Brexit. But with a resurgent Liberal Democrats and a re-energised (though incoherent) Labour Party, it seems entirely possible that she will receive anything but. Even a victory would not guarantee her the mandate for her reckless Hard Brexit.

Now the balance of motivation is with the 48%. The fight is back on. It’s all to play for. And we can all play our part.

Thank you to the hundreds of you who chose to join us as subscribers last week. This rate of growth continues unabated. Our pop-up paper is in no danger of popping-off anytime soon!

Have a great weekend and enjoy (and share) some of the digital highlights you’ll find below.

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Until next week.

Matt Kelly

editor, The New European

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