After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

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Giugno 14, 2017

She had spent the campaign denouncing Mr Corbyn as the weak leader of a spendthrift party that would crash Britain's economy and flounder in Brexit talks, while she would provide "strong and stable leadership" to clinch a good deal for Britain.

All rise for Jeremy Corbyn.For while Theresa May is doing her best to keep calm and carry on, he remains the man of the hour.

"Imagine she survives until autumn of next year", he said.

After calling a snap election in April in anticipation of a landslide, she ended up with an electoral train wreck, in which her Conservative Party actually lost its parliamentary majority. Instead, her authority has been diminished. There was no need for her to put her position on the line, and she had said earlier that an election was not needed.

"May won't be able to make any compromises because she lacks a broad parliamentary majority", he said.

Just after noon, May was driven the short distance from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system.

"Our friendly relations are underpinned by the strong people-to people ties and the historical and cultural links we share".

SIMON: This election, of course, was called to try to cement the Conservative Party majority and the mandate for what we call Brexit.

"I don't think that's in the hearts and minds of Londoners at the minute, (not) almost as much as security is", said Sheard, 22.

The DUP itself said only that it would enter talks and it was not immediately clear what its demands might be. Dudley North (won by Labour by 22), Newcastle-under-Lyme (won by 30), Crewe and Nantwich (won by 48) and Canterbury (won by 187) would have allowed PM May to form a government without the help of the DUP.

May said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament.

In Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk said: "We don't know when Brexit talks start".

Such a result would confound those who said the opposition Labour Party's left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was electorally toxic. That means the DUP would back the government on confidence motions and budget votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.

The DUP, which Mrs May referred to as her "friends", was non-committal in its initial remarks.

Putting on a fearless face after a disastrous night, May said her parties status as the largest vote-getter in the election gave her continued legitimacy as prime minister. Last night, Brexit Secretary David Davis indicated that the election result may be interpreted as a decision by the British people to choose a Brexit that does not involve leaving the single market and customs union.

Corbyn and Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron criticised May for not resigning after not only failing to achieve her intended large mandate but also failing to retain the number of seats the party had in the last parliament: 331.

But there is only a two-year timeframe for sealing a deal, under a process unleashed by May herself on March 29 and further delayed by her own election gambit.

Guenther Oettinger, the German member of the European Union executive, was among those warning that a weak British leader may be a problem once talks start.

As Britons headed to the polls on Thursday, it's worth highlighting how the general election could influence the course of that country's exit, or "Brexit", from the European Union-particularly as the race appears to have tightened in recent weeks.

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

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