Friday, 9 June 2017

Theresa May's mandate gamble backfires as Labour eliminates Tories parliamentary majority amid calls for her to resign

Theresa May's gamble ends in hung parliament as no party can now get majority
Oh dear, like David Cameron on Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May has blown her ambitious gamble for a stronger mandate, resulting in calls for her to resign.
A BBC forecast on Thursday's snap elections is predicting that the ruling Conservatives would win 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats - eight short of a majority - while the left-wing opposition Labour Party would take 267 — producing a “hung parliament” and a potential deadlock for the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
Theresa May’s tenure as prime minister is now under threat with calls for her to step down as her gamble in calling for the election failed to yield desired divdends.
At one stage during the election campaign, the Tories were tipped to get more than 400 seats with the leader boasting record popularity ratings.
But her campaign slowly unravelled with the so-called ‘dementia tax’ proving the final nail in the coffin as Labour under Jeremy Corbyn surged in popularity.
Now the leaders of the respective parties face complex negotiations to determine how parliament will run.
With no party boasting more than 326 seats, a coalition or so-called progressive alliance could be formed to achieve a working majority.

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