Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following United Kingdom snap election

UK Prime Minister Theresa May

She's taking us back to those times.

As the June 8 poll ended in a hung parliament, with no party holding an absolute majority in the House of Commons, Mrs May pledged the Tories would offer "stability" as the largest party with the most votes.

And now we're going to head to the United Kingdom where the political landscape has proven to be as riveting and unpredictable as in the U.S. Last week, we talked about Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election.

"Dublin, Jun 11 Irish prime minister Enda Kenny expressed concern today that a proposed alliance between Britain's ruling Conservatives and Ireland/11499" target=_blank Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) could pose a "challenge" to peace in the province.

May's Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in a humiliating election Thursday and now need the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative DUP to pass votes, sparking widespread calls for her to resign.

May asked Britain's Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a new government on Friday after an election debacle that saw her Conservative Party lose its parliamentary majority days before talks on Britain's European Union departure are due to begin.

The stunning election result comes after a campaign in which May lost popularity over her style and some of her social care policies, including a so-called "dementia tax" that would force elderly to pay more for their care.

On June 23 previous year, Northern Ireland voted Remain by a majority of 56pc to 44pc - and it has been warned that a hardening of border controls between the south could threaten peace and cross-border trade here. "They know exactly what they want, but are never going to get too close to us", said a source.

THE Democratic Unionist Party's website crashed this morning as voters logged on to find out about the party which could save Theresa May.

Firstly the DUP are staunchly opposed to a hard Brexit, which could prove to be a stumbling block in forging an unofficial coalition with May's Conservatives in the first place.

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A hung British parliament is possibly the worst result in the eyes of the European Union.

Corbyn said Labour would try to amend the Queen's Speech to include its own commitments to end austerity and boost public spending.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall faced humiliation in Boston & Skegness, where he came in a distant third, and the eurosceptic party lost its only Westminster seat in Clacton.

"Other personnel issues are for other days", she said when asked about their future.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, said May "should be ashamed" and should resign "if she has an ounce of self respect".

The Conservative party won 318 out of 650 seats, short of the 326 needed for a majority and 12 fewer than it had before the election.

May's Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn said the Prime Minister should step down and he wanted to form a minority government.

She said they had had "very good discussions" in Belfast on Saturday with Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson, but declined to be drawn on the details.

"The irony of this is that Theresa May is calling this a certainty government and talking about how it's delivering certainty", said Brian Klaas, a fellow in comparative politics at the London School of Economics.

Sky's Northern Ireland Correspondent, David Blevins, said: "The DUP have a very delicate balance to strike between how they use this power they suddenly find themselves with, and how they ensure that anything they demand does not derail efforts to restore devolution here".

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