LONDON (CBSMiami) – The future of British Prime Minister Theresa May is now in question, and Brexit talks could be delayed after her Conservative Party lost a majority in the House of Commons during the General Election.
Prime Minister May took a gamble when she called for the snap elections. She had hoped to increase her party’s majority in the Parliament which would strengthen her leadership. Instead, it has been a disaster.
The Conservatives won the most seats, but lost the overall majority – and that’s all that counts in British politics. May will now have to rely on another party to create a government.
“And I will form a government – a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country,” said the Prime Minister in a prepared statement.
It’s the biggest crisis in British politics in years and the leader of the opposition Labour Party was quick to blame the Prime Minister.
“It was her decision to call the election, it was her name out there and she was saying she was doing it to bring about strong and stable government,” said Jeremy Corbyn.
The weakened leadership will impact the country’s negotiations to leave the European Union. Brexit talks are due to start this month and it will be tough to get a good deal in Brussels without a strong majority back home.
“This government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just ten days and deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union,” said Prime Minister May.
In order to do that, May is expected to form a partnership with a small party from Northern Ireland to get the crucial seats her government needs.