Cabinet meeting provides first post-election test for embattled Theresa May

"I'm sorry for all those candidates and hard working party workers who weren't successful". I didn't feel Theresa May and the local Conservative representative for Canterbury were up to the job.

The election's biggest victor was Corbyn, who piled on pressure for May to resign, saying people have had enough of austerity politics and cuts in public spending.

Having these would have given Mrs May more credibility in Brexit negotiations because of her majority in the Commons.

May also assumed that the centrists and moderates who had voted Conservative in 2015 and to "Remain" in Europe in 2016 would have to vote for her because they would have nowhere else to go.

Labour's Corbyn, revelling in a storming campaign performance after pundits had pronounced his party all but dead, said May should step down and that he wanted to form a minority government.

The picture was different in Scotland, where Conservatives scored gains against the Scottish National Party of Nicola Sturgeon.

The results of the snap general elections in the United Kingdom has demonstrated that the country's citizens rejected the idea of the "hard" exit from the European Union, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said.

Here's a round up of the most ridiculous, funny, weird and quirky moments that captured the attention of the British public and made it a surprisingly entertaining election night.

Corbyn faced intense opposition from the right-wing tabloid press and from the Evening Standard, newly edited by former Treasury chief George Osborne, whom she fired when replacing Cameron last summer following the Brexit vote.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Leslie warned Labour had still lost the election which he said left his constituency with a Conservative government "they do not need".

"I voted with my heart and my head".

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"We must in my view seek to deliver an open Brexit, not a closed one, which puts our countrys economic growth first", Davidson said.

"Without a doubt, this 2017 General Election will ... be recalled as the event that captured the imagination of a new generation of young people who announced their return to the electoral stage in a way not seen in decades", said Professor Matt Henn, an expert in young people and politics at Nottingham Trent University.

Mr Fabricant said: "We've worked with the DUP in the past and although I don't agree with their policies on LGBT and other issues those are devolved in any event to the Stormont government".

Yes, May had a plan - but it was a plan designed for her base.

Then, attacks in Manchester and London killed a total of 30 people and twice brought the campaign to a halt. As it turns out, that's a rather apt label for the Tory minority government.

For many British voters, the feeling after the country's third major vote in as many years was weariness.

"We're in another mess again, and probably we're going to have to have another election, and it's all such a waste of time at the end of the day", said 85-year-old Londoner Patricia Nastri.

On Friday, continental leaders expressed fresh frustration with the latest twist in Britain's drama-laden departure.

"Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations", Donald Tusk, leader of the EU's ruling council, wrote in a tweet.

Earlier Friday, Tusk also urged Britain not to let its current political landscape impede its ability to make a deal on its way out the door. Not what the establishment and their media mouthpieces insist they should want. Her motivation was to strengthen her government's hands on the eve of the talks with the European Union so as to ensure a smooth transition to a Britain-free EU but as things stand, it appears that the effect of the vote may be the opposite.

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