In Shock Result, British Conservatives Lose Majority
It’s June 9, but May’s not gone yet. Prime Minister Theresa May, refusing calls to resign, has announced she’ll strike a coalition deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party in order to form a government after the election she called, expected to increase her party’s majority and ease internal Brexit negotiations, instead ended in a hung parliament. A massive surge for the Labour Party left Conservatives short of the 326 seats necessary for a majority. Meanwhile, bruising losses for the Scottish National Party cast doubt on a second independence referendum for Scotland.