The UK confirms the first Post-Brexit election day on June 8

April 20, 2017

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In less than 50 days the citizens of the United Kingdom could again be called to vote, Prime Minister Theresa May's desire to gain a greater majority in parliament meant that she triggered a snap election that could ease the Brexit Process and get the favorable momentum due to the disarray in the Labour party.
The next general election should have been held in the year 2020, the year in which the UK should have already completed the "secession" from the EU.

Potential consequences:

In the case of a Conservative party success, the next elections would be held in 2022; this buffer would give a great advantage to Theresa May who could enforce the domestic mandate and relieve internal pressure in the UK during the difficult Brexit negotiations with the EU.

The situation will become much more complex if opposition parties win the snap election.
A party can claim a mandate to overturn the referendum result only if it wins with a majority of seats in the Commons and a majority of votes in the country, this has not happened since before the second world war.
Without such a mandate, Brexit cannot be stopped unless a second referendum is held (the House of Lords have voted against it in March).

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Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon formally requested a second referendum. Scotland has already shown interest in joining the EU in the case of a successful independence vote.

Potential impact on the right to free movement between the two regions:

At the moment many questions about UK and EU citizens intermobility are still unanswered. The consequences of this vote could lead to complete u-turns, but until today, British and European authorities had not started real negotiations regarding the mobility of their citizens for either long term or transit reasons.
Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport for passenger traffic in Europe, and one of, if not the most common transit points for traveling in the direction of the USA and Canada. Every citizen from Schengen Area member countries could need a British Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV) to continue his journey. In the same way, every British Citizen could need an ETIAS authorization to travel in the Schengen Area.