Theresa May to 'reflect' after losing majority in Parliament


Theresa May has said she is "sorry" for the election result which cost some Tory MPs their seats.

The Conservative party won 318 seats, short by eight from the majority mark of 326 in the 650-member House of Commons.

'We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular, ' she said. But, given the Conservative Party's history of summarily dethroning its leaders, there is a strong chance that May will have to resign as prime minister well before the Brexit negotiations end.

09 de junio de 2017, 15:44London, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The British Labor Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, considered today unbelievable the results of hiss party in the general elections held on Thursday, where they managed to add 29 new deputies to the parliament. The Conservatives remain the biggest party.

Notably, in June 2016, when Britons voted in favor of leaving the European Union with the "leave" camp gaining 51.9% support, global stocks were sold-off and British pound plunged to a 31-year low. He said it was time for her "to go".

Several of May's party colleagues also suggested May consider stepping down. And, it would permit Britain to make its own trade deals and control the making of laws and enforcement in its territory.

As the Conservatives suffered south of the border and in Wales at the hands of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour, the party had a magnificent night in Scotland.

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One of the lead European Union negotiators, Guy Verhofstadt, criticized May on Twitter, writing: "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated".

May had promised a clean break, taking Britain out of the EU's unified trading area and reducing the number of people coming to the country from the EU. Even if she stays, it'll be tougher for her to get things done.

Meanwhile, Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier said talks would begin when the new United Kingdom government was ready.

Spectator magazine journalist James Forysth reports Tory officials inside Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) attribute the devastating result to three issues: people are fed up with austerity, Brexit backlash and "Theresa May turned out not to be who the voters thought she was". Speaking Friday on Europe 1 radio, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said he doesn't believe British voters have changed their minds about leaving the bloc.

"To be acceptable domestically, this deal must minimize the economic risks inherent in Brexit and not put parliament in a position where it is forced to test Theresa May's proposition that "no deal is better than a bad deal". Britain looks set for months of political chaos.

Although called as a Brexit election, the campaign was quickly overshadowed by security as two deadly terror attacks, in Manchester and London, struck. The Conservative Party is notoriously ruthless in getting rid of weak leaders, and the bookie's current favourite will be familiar to the whole country.

Bryan Lynn wrote this story for VOA Learning English, based on reports from VOA News, the Associated Press and Reuters.