Reactions in UK to general election outcome

Reactions to the outcome on Friday have focused on whether May can stay in office after losing her bet for a stronger majority, and on the ramifications for Brexit:

Reactions in UK to general election outcome

World Bulletin / News Desk

Snap elections in Britain have resulted in a hung parliament -- a legislature in which Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives are the biggest party but have lost their overall majority.

-- "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. I would have thought that's enough to go." -- main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

-- "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the results are, the Conservative party will ensure that we can fulfil that duty to ensure that stability" -- May.

-- May "is in a very difficult place... she now has to obviously consider her position" -- MP and former minister Anna Soubry, a member of May's Conservative party.

-- May's authority has "received a blow from which it is unlikely to recover." -- former Conservative MP Paul Goodman, editor of the influential website ConservativeHome.

-- "It will be difficult to govern and it could mean another election later in the year." -- Wyn Grant, professor of politics at the University of Warwick.

-- "Hard Brexit went in the rubbish bin tonight." -- former Conservative finance minister George Osborne

-- "Theresa May has put Brexit in jeopardy." -- Paul Nuttall, head of the anti-EU UK Independence Party.

-- "If we do get a Corbyn coalition, Brexit is in trouble." -- former UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

-- "I hope we never hold referendums on anything ever again." -- pro-EU former Conservative finance minister Ken Clarke.

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