Shock UK exit poll suggests Britain's May fails to win majority

Shock UK exit poll suggests Britain's May fails to win majority

On Friday, May was expected to appoint a team that will take on one of the most demanding negotiations in British history.

The other major party, Labor, gained 30 seats but still falls 64 seats short of a majority. The Labor Party increased its representation from 232 to 261.

John Curtice, who oversees the exit poll for a consortium of broadcasters, said Friday that the Conservatives' final tally might be a bit higher than 314, but it was extremely unlikely they would get a majority.

Mrs May is scheduled to visit Buckingham Palace at 12.30pm to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government, a spokesman from her office said. Well, this morning, it doesn't look like a strong government, it doesn't look like a stable government, it doesn't look like a government that has any program whatsoever.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the offensive in an interview with the Daily Mirror on Saturday, vowing to oust Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservatives "within a matter of days". Written off by many pollsters, Labour surged in the final weeks of the campaign. But government data shows that more than 2 million people aged 34 or under signed up online to vote in the month before the May 22 registration deadline - compared with about 1.46 million in the same period ahead of the 2015 election. But we live in a time of significant, unexpected changes. "And our leader needs to take stock as well".

US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he looks forward to working with her in strengthening bilateral ties after she chose to form a minority government following snap polls, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. Even the idea that a vote for the Labour Party could be seen as some sort of "protest" is not necessarily borne out by the evidence.

European Union leaders expressed concern that May's loss of her majority would raise the risk of negotiations failing, resulting in a legal limbo for people and business.

May, who after (mildly) opposing Brexit in the referendum accepted the verdict of the voters, thought that by holding an early election she could strengthen her ability to secure a definitive divorce from the European Union on terms favorable to the United Kingdom, a so-called "hard Brexit".

The Daily Mail's headline was "Tories turn on Theresa" after Conservatives told media that the party was discussing the prospect of another election and potential candidates to replace May. As the polls suggested a tightening race, pollsters spoke less often of a landslide and raised the possibility that May's majority would be eroded. May said she'd be willing to get rid of some human rights laws to better combat terrorism, but it seems voters didn't give into their fear as much as anticipated and agreed with Labour's stance that defeating terrorism can't come from "ripping up our basic rights and our democracy".

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