UK election to make Brexit harder

Brexit Secretary David Davis who has accused the European Commission of trying to bully the British people as the president of the European Council appealed for calm in Brexit talks

Brexit Secretary David Davis who has accused the European Commission of trying to bully the British people as the president of the European Council appealed for calm in Brexit talks

In a turnaround, her own position may now be on the line after her rival, Jeremy Corbyn, put in a stronger performance than expected. As the Tories received 318 seats (42.3% of the vote) to Labour's 261 (40%), the DUP's 10 seats would provide the Conservatives with a governing majority.

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron says May “should be ashamed” for calling a snap election and joined calls for her to resign.

“I would like to congratulate you on your reappointment as Prime Minister, ” Tusk wrote, but added immediately that there was much urgency to start the Brexit negotiations.

In the wake of last year's Brexit referendum, called and lost by Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain's Conservative party took a long time to reorganize itself before it finally triggered the Brexit negotiations on March 29.

Confident of securing a sweeping victory, May had called the snap election to strengthen her hand in the European Union divorce talks, due to begin later this month.

Even if the exit poll has underestimated the number of Conservative seats, as it did in 2015, and the party ends up with a slim majority, May will be so weakened that she may not be able to keep her job.

DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed she will enter talks with May in an effort to pursue "stability" in Parliament, without giving further details on the conditions for the party's support.

A move meant to strengthen the hand of British Prime Minister Theresa May backfired Thursday when her party lost seats in the UK Parliament. "When we didn't know her she appeared a rather magnificent and dignified figure... the more they have seen of her, the less they seem to trust her", Matthew Paris, a political commentator and former Conservative MP, told ITV News on Thursday night. But with the 2017 General Election resulting in a hung parliament, a number of artists from the United Kingdom have taken to their respective social media accounts to share their views. "I would have thought that is enough for her to go, actually".

Also in the aftermath of Thursday's British election, Paul Nuttall, leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party, resigned with immediate effect after the party lost support and failed to win a single seat. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides..." "That is always what I have tried to do in my time as a member of Parliament".

The Labour leader vowed to fight his Tory rival's attempt to run a minority government in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.

German Socialist party chief Martin Schulz, who used to serve as President of the European Parliament, tweeted a healthy dose of Schadenfreude on Friday: "Whoever makes politics a game, loses".

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