Friday, 9 June 2017

Theresa May refuses to quit despite hung parliament

By Nqobile Mafu Theresa May is refusing to quit as Prime Minister despite her disastrous election night as the UK voted for a hung parliament. Mrs May’s decision to call a snap election backfired in spectacular fashion as she lost the Conservatives’ majority in the House of Commons as Labour made significant gains. Mrs May is now scrambling to try and form a government, potentially with the help of the Democratic Unionist Party and while the DUP has signalled a willingness to do a deal its leader Arlene Foster has expressed doubts that the Prime Minister can "survive".The prime minister has said the country needs stability after the inconclusive election result and the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Mrs May intended to try and govern on the basis that her party had won the largest number of votes and seats. while Jeremy Corbyn also says he is "ready to serve". Mr Corbyn, speaking after being re-elected in Islington North, said it was time for Mrs May to "make way" for a government that would be "truly representative of the people of this country". and is calling for the prime minister to resign so that he can be given a chance and prove that his capable to be the Labour leader.

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