Election result hints at softer Brexit

The Conservative Party’s loss of a majority diminishes the threat of crashing out of the EU without green strings attached, say commentators

Theresa May will be rueing her decision to call an early election. Photograph: Mykhaylo Palinchak/123RFThe general election has returned a hung parliament, with potentially diminished support for a hard Brexit and environmental deregulation.

Theresa May’s decision to call an early election rebounded on her on 8 June, when the Conservative Party was left with 318 seats - down 12 and eight short of a majority. She is now forming a minority government, shored up by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland.

Please sign in or register to continue.

Sign in to continue reading

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
report@ends.co.uk
or call 020 8267 8120

Subscribe for full access

or Register for limited access

Already subscribe but don't have a password?
Activate your web account here