As if the last year hadn't been full of enough surprises, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party gained seats in Thursday's British election, shocking analysts and preventing incumbent Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May from gaining any majority, let alone a larger one. May had called the election to give.
David Runciman: She’s lost her majority, the Labour Party can’t form a government, it’s chaos.
Now we need to ask for your support. You depend on Slate for sharp, distinctive coverage of the latest developments in politics and culture.
It didn’t really campaign to try and form a majority government. It didn’t go out into the parts of the country it didn’t think it had a chance in. It hasn’t gained a huge number of seats, but it has held almost every seat it had before.
The final UK election exit poll has stunned the country. All conventional wisdom pointed towards an easy victory for Theresa May, who was looking to gain a sweeping majority. But now, after a day of voting, the future of her premiership, party and legacy could all be in doubt.
The pound has already fallen by 2 per cent in response to the exit poll, and is certain to fall further if the exit poll bears out.
2015 Election exit poll vs final results.
Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd attends the count for her seat at a counting centre for Britain's general election in Hastings REUTERS.
If there is a hung parliament the consequences will be chaotic.
Emily Thornberry speaks after holding her Islington South and Finsbury seat at the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington, north London PA.
At the moment it's impossible to say, and seems more unlikely than likely.
What happened? The incident began when a man used a car to run down several pedestrians on the iconic Westminster Bridge. Two members of the public were killed by the vehicle and others were left with "catastrophic injuries," according to police and a hospital official. Three police officers were among.
About 40 people, including three police officers, were wounded. British police said three people were killed — one police officer, a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s.
would support British law enforcement officials. "We obviously condemn today's attack on Westminster, which the United Kingdom is treating as an act of terrorism," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, adding that the U.S.
British police made multiple arrests Thursday in connection with the attack. The car used in the attack — a gray Hyundai i40 — was hired from Birmingham, according to the BBC.
The U.K. is in crisis Monday following its decision to leave the European Union with a lack of leadership in both main political parties and no real plan as to who is going to do what next. Following Thursday's referendum, in which 51.9 percent of U.K. voters chose to leave the EU, the British political.
Those from the remain camp are also expected to run, casting more doubt over how a British exit from the EU could work. Leave campaigner and former London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is believed to have harbored leadership ambitions for some time, is expected to run for the job.
Large swathes of the traditional Labour heartland — former industrial towns and cities predominantly in the north of England — voted to leave the EU on Thursday. Jeremy Corbyn is accused of conducting a lackluster campaign to persuade Labour voters to vote to remain in the EU.
Playing Share this video.
3 hours ago Get the latest BBC England news: breaking news, in-depth features, analysis and debate plus audio and video coverage from the English regions.
Hosting Christmas dinner for 500 strangers.
The problems Christmas can bring for adopted children.
Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.
Sign up for our newsletter.
A stretch of the motorway between junctions 10 and 11 has been closed.
Preparing for Christmas after a life-changing event.
Meet Britain's longest serving Santa.
An aardvark and possibly four meerkats died, and some staff needed medical treatment.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is a "legend" who will "decide his own future" after the Argentina striker helps his side thrash Bournemouth.
Can Birmingham pull it off?
Mary, Mel and Sue reunite for Christmas.
Emma, 34, met Don, 80, at Marks & Spencer and will spend time together over Christmas.