United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray

Instead, her election gamble has failed and she and her Conservative party have been weakened, with many on Friday questioning May's future as prime minister.

The charities minister had held his Reading East seat since 2005, before being defeated by Labour's Matt Rodda, who gained a majority of 3,749 on Thursday.

So May has reached out to Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party for support and will continue to lead the government.

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". The opposite has happened, she has been dealt a weak hand, having lost the majority in the parliament.

Referring to the "strong relationship" she had with the DUP, but giving little detail of how their arrangement might work, she said the government would "guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks" that begin in just 10 days' time. Seven leading Labour MP's announced that they weren't going to run for re-election on a ticket headed by Corbyn, with several even saying publicly that they preferred May to Corbyn.

The seven seats that were won by the Conservatives with the slimmest margins were Southampton Itchen (won by 31), Preseli Pembrokeshire (won by 314), Hastings and Rye (won by 346), Chipping Barnet (won by 353), Thurrock (won by 345), Norwich North (won by 507) and Pudsey (won by 331).

But her party is deeply divided over what they want from Brexit and the result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years. The currency has been highly volatile in the last year, from $1.50 a year ago before the Brexit vote to below $1.18 briefly in October.

How will a hung Parliament affect Brexit and the single market? The country also elected its first female Sikh MP and the first turban-wearing Sikh MP, both Labour, according to the Telegraph. And, it would permit Britain to make its own trade deals and control the making of laws and enforcement in its territory. "Our manifesto was full of fear and the Labour Party's manifesto was full of promises". However, many top party officials have called for a "softer" process.

Cameron assumed that the British voters would ratify Britain's continued membership in the European Union and thus allow him to silence so-called Euroskeptics within his own party.

MARTIN: We're seeing that there are calls for Theresa May to resign.

JOHN SPRINGFORD: There's only about 18 months left to negotiate the Brexit deal, and if, say, we have another three or four months while the government is formed or we have fresh elections, then there's much less time. The Liberal Democrats won 12 seats in the election. As many Britons who voted "Leave" have come to realize, Brexit was a political Pandora's box. "The math and chemistry in the Commons will be pushing away from a hard Brexit", he said.

"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".

In other developments, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall stepped down after the pro-Brexit party's support collapsed, while Lib Dem leader Tim Farron did not, despite a disappointing night.

Foster, who led her party to 10 seats, was loathe to say her party would enter into a formal coalition - suggesting uncertainty in the weeks ahead. May emphasized toughness on terrorism, especially after recent attacks in Manchester and London, but proved to be an uninspiring campaigner who refused to take part in televised debates with her opponents.

Prior to June 8, the leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon was pushing hard for a second referendum, after losing the 2014 independence vote.

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