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Brexit Meltdown as Europe Reacts to UK Election Amid 'Casino' Criticism

12 Juin 2017

SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson and former party leader and SNP heavyweight Alex Salmond were among those booted out, as was former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who lost his seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Labour won 262 seats in Thursday's general election, up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015.

With complex talks on Britain's divorce from the European Union due to start in 10 days, it was unclear what the direction of Brexit would be. And dreams of an independent Scotland from Scottish nationalists have been shattered. "It's just how long she's going to remain on death row", said former Conservative finance minister George Osborne, who was sacked by Ms May when she became prime minister past year.

The three are; Adam Afriyie who has a Ghanaian father won Windsor for the Conservative taking 64.4% of the vote.

The first round of talks on Britain's exit from the European Union and discussions over a new trade deal between the United Kingdom and the bloc are due to be held in the week beginning June 19.

Graham Brady, the chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee and one of the party's key power-brokers, insisted that there was no appetite among MPs for an immediate leadership challenge which could see them plunged into another general election.

"In terms of Brexit, this is potentially very significant".

With just 10 members of Parliament, the DUP doesn't wield much power on its own - but those seats, if they vote with May's party, have the power to push the Conservatives over the threshold to a functioning government. However, with almost all votes counted, the Conservatives are on 315 seats, short of the 326 mark that ensures a majority.

There was no mention of what concessions the DUP may have asked for, amid growing concern about the influence of a party opposed to abortion and gay marriage.

British media are reporting that Conservatives can no longer win an outright majority in Parliament.

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She called the election early with the aim of shoring up support for the Conservatives ahead of the country's crucial Brexit negotiations, but the move has clearly backfired. But few believe she can hang on for more than a few months.

Already UK bookmakers are slashing the odds of a rival bid, with Boris Johnson once again emerging as a potential front runner.

With Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Brexit Secretary David Davis, and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon all retaining their posts, there was speculation any reshuffle could be limited to replacing the eight ministers who lost their seats in the election.

Her real test is likely to come when MPs vote on her programme after it is outlined in parliament by Queen Elizabeth II on June 19.

The prime minister has vowed to pull Britain out of Europe's single market in order to end mass migration from the bloc, despite fears of the economic impact.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's two chiefs of staff have resigned in the wake of the Conservative Party's disastrous election result.

The Labour Party was crippled by in-fighting and defections.

"The Captain is likely to be tipped over the side and we will need to find a new credible commander, not just to lead us through the Brexit negotiations but also through the next election which in all likelihood could be in the next two years".

"But you've also got to convince them of your credibility that you can actually move from protesting about a government into being the government".

Brexit Meltdown as Europe Reacts to UK Election Amid 'Casino' Criticism