Published: Tue, June 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Theresa May Vows Brexit Will Go On

Theresa May Vows Brexit Will Go On

Major also relied on the support of the DUP after he secured a slim majority of 21 seats in the 1992 election.

No mandate for her.

"If I were him, in one or two cases, I might say thanks for the belated support, but no thanks". But that won't help May much, because she intentionally ensured that little of substance about Brexit was included in her party's manifesto.

In Thursday's election the Conservatives won 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, 12 fewer than the party had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. And there are questions about how long May can last.

The Conservatives: Bad judgment, again.

"She's staying, for now", one Conservative Party source told Reuters.

The first occurred a year ago, when May's predecessor, David Cameron, held the Brexit referendum.

May wanted to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc.

While the election brought a good result for the DUP, there were upsets elsewhere in the UK. We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do.

"Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of 'no negotiations",' Donald Tusk, leader of the EU's ruling council, wrote in a tweet.

Conservative Member of Parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow Mrs May in public, calling on her to "consider her position".

UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure
The official threat level from terrorism stands at "severe", the second-highest rating, indicating an attack is "highly likely". May said Friday she will attempt to form a minority government with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , or DUP.

Business, already struggling with the uncertainties of the two-year Brexit negotiating process, urged party leaders to work together.

Brexit negotiations will be more hard for British Prime Minister Theresa May following the general election results, a think-tank expert said Friday.

It is perhaps worth noting that the Scottish Nationalist Party, which seemed emboldened by the hypocrisy of May holding a snap election while denying them a second crack at an independence referendum, did not translate that nationalist rage into votes, and indeed lost seats.

Conservative supporters also said Brexit had been the most important factor in their decision, as did Liberal Democrat voters. Former leader Nick Clegg, a former Deputy Prime Minister, lost his Sheffield Hallam seat. None of them were "Jeremy" or "Corbyn". Don't write off Labour.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election debacle days before talks on Britain's European Union departure are due to begin.

It's unclear what Theresa May's next move will be, but pundits are suggesting she will likely strike a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, who now hold 10 seats.

Although Mrs May has "friends and allies" in the DUP, this scenario could be a realistic possibility.

The impact the DUP will have is not yet clear.

Now what shape the Brexit negotiations will take is anyone's guess.

The youth vote. Looks like passion overcame apathy for young voters.

The interest - no matter what the party - could have an impact on civic involvement in a nation trying to find its way at home, in Europe and the world for years to come.

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