Defiant May vows to stay on despite United Kingdom election blow

"I think if we'd had a large Conservative majority like all the polling was pointing to, then Theresa May could've pushed through her version of Brexit which is outside the single market, outside the customs union with tight control over migration, and not giving much money into the EU pot in terms of paying for access", explains French.

Or, either the Conservatives or Labour could attempt to govern as a minority administration, seeking to win support in the Commons for their programme on a vote-by-vote basis.

The election, which took place on Thursday (June 8), resulted in a hung parliament with the Conservatives failing to win a majority.

"I will now form a government", May said in front of No. 10 Downing St. moments after speaking with Queen Elizabeth II, "a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". The Telegraph said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace her.

Theresa May has said she will form a Conservative government backed by the DUP, claiming it can bring "certainty" to the United Kingdom, reported Independent.After visiting the Queen, the Prime Minister claimed there was a "strong relationship" between the two parties, amid concern over the DUP's controversial anti-abortion and anti-LGBT policies.The PM has also apologised to Conservatives who lost last night.

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

Trump, who was answering a shouted question from a reporter during an Oval Office photo opportunity, did not expand on his comment. The Conservative leader is now looking to form a government with the help of one of the other parties.

May confirmed she meant to start talks with the Europeans on June 19 as planned, promising to "get to work".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will also likely table a confidence motion in Parliament.

The British pollsters - and prime minister - have come up short once again.

He also said with his impressive performance in the General Election he would now be able to attract some of the Labour Party's biggest names to the Shadow Cabinet.

"She put her party before her country".

Mrs May added the Tories were the only party who could form a Government and take the country through Brexit negotiations. An uncompromising demand for a hard break from Europe may have to be downgraded to a far more modest rupture, Kearns said, perhaps even one that doesn't look much like an exit at all. As the politicians try to chart a way ahead some believe the only solution will be to hold another election in the hope that it will produce a clearer result.

Of the agreement she said: "This will allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone in this country, securing a new partnership with the European Union which guarantees our long-term prosperity". She has brought weakness and uncertainty.

"Five years of Conservative government, I just can't, I'm afraid, be a cheerleader for that particular outcome because this was an open goal for all of us".

  • Eleanor Harrison