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Not another one! 'Brenda from Bristol' speaks for Britons sick of elections
April 19, 2017 / 11:49 AM / 5 months ago

Not another one! 'Brenda from Bristol' speaks for Britons sick of elections

Television crews arrange their lighting and recording equipment in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament, in central London, Britain April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Exasperated by news of yet another major vote, Britons have found an unlikely champion in "Brenda from Bristol", a member of the public whose incredulous reaction to the prospect of another vote became a viral hit.

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Her rant against Prime Minister Theresa May’s shock decision to call a new general election on June 8 spread like wildfire across social media and newspapers, who said her comments summed up the mood of the nation.

“You’re joking. Not another one? Oh for God’s sake... I can’t stand this,” said the woman known only as Brenda, in a BBC interview in the western English city of Bristol.

“There’s too much politics going on at the moment, why does (May) need to do it?”

Since 2014, Britons have endured a Scottish independence referendum, a general election and last year’s decision to leave the European Union.

Brenda’s comments were even played back to May - who had promised not to call a snap election when she became prime minister last July - in an interview on BBC radio on Wednesday.

May did not respond directly to Brenda’s comments but said she had to call a new election to prevent opposition parties from derailing her approach to leaving the European Union.

Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Heavens

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