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UK leader Theresa May seen fighting for survival after election failure

UK leader Theresa May seen fighting for survival after election failure UK leader Theresa May seen fighting for survival after election failure
Sveva Terracina | 12 Giugno, 2017, 12:49

The voters didn't give it to her - nearly 60 percent of those who voted Thursday rejected the Conservatives.

With Labour, the Lib Dems and SNP staunchly opposed to the expansion of grammar schools, changing the funding formula and raising tuition fees beyond what they are now, any law that goes through the House of Commons in the next five years - if that - will be judged by a more representative parliament than just a Tory majority.

UKIP, the most vicious anti-immigrant party, had almost a complete wipeout in the June 8 elections.

May, who went into the election with a reputation for quiet competence, was criticized for a lackluster campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal her opponents dubbed the "dementia tax".

May Friday insisted that she would stick to the Brexit timetable.

The Conservatives remain the largest party in Britain, but now face the prospect of a hung parliament.

"If she has an ounce of self-respect, she will resign", said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, while Conservative M.P. and former minister Anna Soubry said May "is in a very hard place... she now has to obviously consider her position".

She also promised there would be no delays in negotiations with the European Union, which are scheduled to begin June 19.

From the parties' inability to work together, to fears of another election or even a bad Brexit deal, voters want to know what the future holds and what sort of government the United Kingdom will get in the end.

European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there was "no time to lose" after May began the two-year countdown to Britain's withdrawal by triggering Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty on March 29. It said Britain was "effectively leaderless" and the "country all but ungovernable".

Mrs May's party lost ground to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour but said the Tories are still the largest party with 318 seats and 42.2% of the vote.


Tory supporter Nick, 31, blamed the defeat on May's "arrogance". But she has also promised to deliver a free-trade deal that would preserve the best elements of membership without numerous onerous burdens. "Whoever takes over has to understand campaigning is important", he told AFP in London. Although some results are still being counted, the final Conservative tally is expected to be 319, down from 331 in the last election in 2015.

"Without a doubt, this 2017 General Election will.be recalled as the event that captured the imagination of a new generation of young people who announced their return to the electoral stage in a way not seen in decades", said Professor Matt Henn, an expert in young people and politics at Nottingham Trent University.

British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. A surprise resurgence by the Labour Party gave the main opposition party 261 seats, followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party on 34. "The math and chemistry in the Commons will be pushing away from a hard Brexit", he said.

By Friday morning, pressure was mounting on May, who called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union.

Seeking to capitalise on sky-high popularity ratings, she called the election a few weeks later, urging voters to give her a stronger mandate. The Liberal Democrats gained three seats, bringing their total to 12.

"It creates another layer of uncertainty ahead of the Brexit negotiations", said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA currency traders. Corbyn has already called for May to resign, saying people have "had quite enough of austerity politics".

And the relationship between the Conservatives and its minority government partner, the Democratic Unionist Party, also remains unclear. "Theresa May has put Brexit in jeopardy".

"There will be no deals, no coalitions and no confidence and supply arrangements", he said.

Conservative member of parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow May in public, calling on the prime minister to "consider her position".

"We will work with others, if it is at all possible, to keep the Tories out of government".

She praised Corbyn's campaign but also said he had received "the fairest hearing in the broadcast media that he has had in two years".

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