United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Wednesday, 14 Jun, 2017

General elections held in the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday has resulted in a hung parliament, meaning that no single party managed to secure the overall majority in the House of Commons.

Many believe that Sanders and Corbyn are cut from the same cloth ― including Sanders himself. "I am also impressed by his willingness to talk about class issues".

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would form a government backed by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election days before launching talks on Britain's European Union departure.

Not very. If he can't or won't form a coalition, Corbyn's only option available is a minority government and even then, the Conservatives have priority as they are the incumbent party.

Even though online media and social media have had major input into elections for quite a long time now, new media can only be said to have been a force, rather than the driving force. "Jeremy Corbyn has done a huge job here, he's done pretty well on Snapchat, Facebook, you know - stuff young people look at - and we've been inspired by this", French said. "Markets will likely remain on the back foot while the hard job of putting together a workable government is undertaken".

He said the March 2019 deadline “leaves us with no time to lose. It demonstrates the closure in the gap between men and women in British politics, and for some, a development that will represent a firm belief in the minds of people that any failure of Prime Minister Theresa May should not in any way be construed as a weakness of gender.

In a night that redrew the political landscape once again, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) lost millions of voters, triggering the resignation of leader Paul Nuttall. Maybe the party could find a place for her in the Lords? Corbyn's Labour Party now has 261 seats.

And although it has a female leader, it remains an overwhelmingly male, white bastion and is certainly more conservative than the Conservatives. That could cheer opponents of a "hard Brexit" that would take Britain completely out of the single market and the customs union. "He's the only politician who speaks for my generation", she said.

Seeking to capitalise on sky-high popularity ratings, she called the election a few weeks later, urging voters to give her a stronger mandate to go into Brexit talks that are expected to begin as early as June 19. After his relative electoral success, Jeremy Corbyn appears to command greater legitimacy among his party than what he did in the spring, which may unify the opposition. But May soldiered on Friday, reappointing senior ministers to her Cabinet and holding talks with a small Northern Irish party about shoring up her minority government.

Left-wing politician and 2016 Democratic presidential primary contender Bernie Sanders is praising the large gains Britain's Labour Party made in the United Kingdom elections under the leadership of socialist Jeremy Corbyn. Before the election, one poll showed that Labour was actually ahead by three points in one unadjusted poll, but the adjusted result put the Tories up by five by taking out, according to the Independent, "those historically unlikely to vote, who include black and ethnic minorities as well as the under 35s and the least well off older people". However, she held the position of the Prime Minister after her predecessor, David Cameron had stepped down in light of Brexit voting.

It's a worthy reminder for the American left that the center will not just cede power and seamlessly assimilate into the left; current talk of unity and purity politics be damned, there will undoubtedly be a war for the soul of the party - as well as the more existential one for the soul of the country - that will be waged in the decades to come. The survey said almost two-thirds of younger voters backed Labour, with Brexit being their main concern. A stronger majority would have given May more ability to resist "hardline pro-Brexit factions in her party", and would have let her offer better terms to the EU.