CORBYN PAINTS THE TOWN RED:British PM Theresa May’s political gamble may have backfired; senior correspondent Mike Tobin reports from London
Labour celebrate London landslide in ‘revenge of the Remainers’
Jeremy Corbyn praised Britain for ‘voting for hope in the future and turning their backs on austerity’
Britain has a hung parliament, after Labour’s victory in Southampton Test made it impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.
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- Boris Johnson looms as successor to May as Tories leader
THERESA May’s snap election gamble has backfired. She’s vowed not to quit, as the British Pound takes a hit and experts suggest Brexit talks could be delayed.
After a long night of counting, the verdict was official — it was impossible for the Conservatives to achieve a majority, resulting in Britain having a hung parliament.
“It is definitely a hung parliament,” the BBC declared.