Britain plunged into greater uncertainty by election result

May’s miscalculation in calling this election harks back to an earlier blunder by her immediate predecessor: former Prime Minister David Cameron and his decision to hold a referendum on “Brexit” in the first place.

“The success of the Labour Party winning more seats than expected was because they tapped into anxiety over public spending cuts since 2010, anxiety over the state of National Health Service, and also concerns with youth voters over the amount of student debt and access to United Kingdom housing – two big issues”.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to form a government that will provide “certainty” and guide the country through Brexit, just hours after voters delivered her party a huge blow at the polls. Continuous opposition from members of the House of Lords on Brexit negotiations led Theresa May to take this step. At the time of writing, it appears that the Conservatives have struck a non-formal deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (the largest Northern Irish party, which supports Brexit) to allow Theresa May to continue as prime minister in a minority government. Over the weekend, the DUP and the Conservatives are likely to discuss the government’s legislative agenda to agree how the informal coalition will work in practice.

Britain’s general election resulted in what the English call a “hung Parliament“, conjuring grisly images from the Middle Ages but actually meaning no party got a majority.

Trump, who was answering a shouted question from a reporter during an Oval Office photo opportunity, did not expand on his comment.

Many in the party believe she has been fatally wounded.

May, who took over after the June 2016 Brexit referendum, began the formal two-year process of leaving the European Union on March 29, promising to take Britain out of the single market and cut immigration.

A major campaign issue centered on Britain’s plan to leave the European Union, also called Brexit. Polls were showing a big lead for her Conservative Party and she looked set for a comfortable victory. Brexit presents a thorny challenge to Northern Ireland, which shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland, which will remain in the EU.

Timothy said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash among many core voters. At the time of writing, there does not seem to be any political desire to revoke Article 50, not least because if it is revoked, in practice it may never be exercised again, and this was confirmed by the prime minister outside 10 Downing Street.

May has said she favors a “hard” Brexit. Prior to the election, there was speculation that May would use the opportunity to reshuffle the cabinet; last night it was unclear if May would survive the election results.

The EU wants a “legally smooth British departure” in March 2019, the wire service says.