“As I reflect on the results I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward”, May said yesterday in a televised statement.
Instead of opting for a post-election shuffle, the Prime Minister retained key figures in her cabinet. That strategy seemed to enable her to avoid public attention to the fundamental lie – that Britain could “have its cake and eat it” – peddled by the now-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and former Justice Minister Michael Gove, among others, during the Brexit campaign.
When British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped out on April 10 to announce a snap election, she did so proclaiming that she was seeking a strong mandate for the Brexit negotiations.
May now risks more opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party, though a party source said leading the Conservatives was seen as too much of a poisoned chalice for her to face an immediate challenge.
Despite not taking a majority in the United Kingdom’s general election on Thursday, the Labour Party’s strong showing has caused an old question to gain new life: could Vermont Sen.
“The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it”, it said in an editorial.
Brexit failed to emerge as a major issue in the campaign, as both the Conservatives and Labour said they would respect voters’ wishes and go through with the divorce.
Britain’s embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to enter into an alliance with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), after her Conservative Party suffered a stinging setback at the polls which left it with no majority and the country with a hung Parliament.
“What we know now is that [May] offers precisely nothing as a leader, either to the Tories or the country”.
Conservative MP Nigel Evans told CNN his party shot itself “in the head” with an “irrelevant” manifesto, which was peppered with “arsenic”.
“People have said they have had quite enough of austerity politics”, he said, repeating his campaign promises to push for better funding for health and education.
The prime minister maintained that the Brexit talks would begin as planned next week, but with her party’s loss of 13 seats and its parliamentary majority, May will rely on the support of the DUP vote by vote.
“I am backing Theresa May“. With a handful of seats still to be declared, the Conservatives were predicted to win 318 seats, down from 331 in 2015 – yet another upset in a turbulent year since the European Union referendum in June 2016. “Well the mandate she’s got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence“.
“I’m afraid we ran a pretty terrible campaign”, Ms Soubry said.
The day after the British elections, NPR.org showed considerably more interest in a candidate who ran dressed as a “space lord” than in the leader of the Labour Party. The official threat level from terrorism stands at “severe”, the second-highest rating, indicating an attack is “highly likely”. But May has already attracted criticism for the decision because of the DUP’s position on same-sex marriage and abortion rights. Less than a year after May was propelled into Downing Street following Britain’s surprise referendum decision to leave the European Union, party insiders were placing bets on how long she could last.