Published: Sun, June 11, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty


The party might lose support in seats it held, losing some altogether, while winning support in seats it didn't ultimately win.

"She's staying, for now", the source told Reuters.

Just after noon, May was driven the short distance from her official Downing Street residence to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system. "I'm ecstatic", said 19-year-old Toby French, who is studying politics and worldwide relations at the University of Kent, which has a Canterbury campus. The central bank is widely expected to hike interest rates and the focus is on whether it would leave the door open for further monetary tightening in the months to come.The U.S. currency was up 0.2 percent at 110.210 yen.The dollar index against a basket of major currencies was up 0.3 percent at 97.221 .dxy .The index had retreated to a seven-month trough of 96.511 midweek when caution ahead of Comey's testimony and the British election drove U.S. yields to lowest levels since November.

The Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party are set to agree a written "programme for government", it has emerged, as the party's two most senior Westminster leaders flew to London to hammer out a deal. She is accountable for what has been done in the previous government. "We will enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge".

This is the first time since the 1990s that Britain has a minority government, in which the governing party can not get measures though Parliament without outside support.

"The last thing business leaders need is a parliament in paralysis, and the consequences for British businesses and for the United Kingdom as an investment destination would be severe", said Stephen Martin, director general of the Institute of Directors business lobby.

But her tone was sombre and downbeat - a clear sign that she was chastened by the election's outcome, and by her party's steep slide in popularity over the past two months.

European Union budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said the European Union is prepared to stick to the timetable that calls for negotiations to start in mid-June, but said it would take a few hours at least to see how the results of the election play out in forming a government.

There was little sympathy for May from some Europeans.

He tweeted: "We don't know when Brexit talks start". The result ended his career and shocked Europe.

CANTERBURY, England In an election full of nasty shocks for Britain's governing Conservative Party, none was more surprising than its first defeat in Canterbury since the constituency was created in 1918. But they failed to unseat him, forcing some to quit the party and others to decide against running when May sent parties scrambling by calling an early election. Other Conservatives have emphasised the importance of migration controls, something the European Union says is incompatible with open trade. Many analysts said it was unlikely May could remain leader for long now that her authority has been eroded.

"The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", he said. "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".

"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.

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