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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