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Hung Parliament: Tories lose – UK Independence Party annihilated – Labour wins

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Voters in the United Kingdom have rejected conservative rule while absolutely annihilating the far-right UK Independence Party.

The surprise loss for the Conservative Party’s sitting Prime Minister, Teresa May, came after a year full of upheaval for the Brits — first with the country’s Brexit referendum last summer, then former PM David Cameron’s resignation that led to May becoming sitting PM.

With not all districts declared, Prime Minister May lacks the results necessary to form another Tory majority government. The party of Margaret Thatcher, Tories are similar to country club Republicans in America.

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In April, May called for the “snap election” to decide which party would lead the country’s exit from the European Union, and while the voters have spoken, which coalition will choose the next Prime Minister remains very much in doubt.

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Sources close to May have claimed that she will not resign, but there has yet to be any official statement on the Prime Minister’s plans.

Nationalist UK Independence Party Annihilated

“The party’s vote share was down to around 2%, whereas in 2015 under its former leader Nigel Farage it secured 12.6% of the national vote,” The Guardian reported.

“In Ukip’s only Commons seat, Clacton in Essex, the party slumped from a vote of 19,642 in 2015 for Douglas Carswell, to just 3,347 for Paul Oakley, the candidate that replaced him after he quit the party,” The Guardian noted.

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Shortly after the polls closed, UKIP Leader Paul Nattall said that Brexit is now in jeopardy:

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Big Win for Labour

Despite press criticism that Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was too progressive, the results showed Labour to be the biggest winner of the evening.

With the final outcome not yet know, Leader Corbyn has claimed more seats than his immediate predecessors Ed Milliband and Gordon Brown.

It is too soon to predict if Labour will be able to form a minority government, but Corbyn’s results were impressive:

Corbyn has already called for the resignation of Prime Minister May.

Though it may be some time before all the implications are known.

United States President Donald Trump may have also influenced the election.

One of the other major takeaways is what appears to be a surge in youth turnout.

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Trump perfectly trolled with Obama’s stock market success after president warns of crash without him

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Reporting on one of Donald Trump's Saturday tweets -- where the president darkly warned that the stock market would collapse if he is not re-elected -- a financial reporter for Bloomberg slyly pointed out that Trump financial successes since he became president are "middling" -- and that his predecessor was more successful.

According to Bloomberg's Roz Krasny, "President Donald Trump, gearing up for the official start of his 2020 campaign, warned that the U.S. would face an epic stock market crash if he’s not re-elected," noting his tweet stated, "The Trump Economy is setting records, and has a long way up to go....However, if anyone but me takes over in 2020 (I know the competition very well), there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before! KEEP AMERICA GREAT."

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Sarah Sanders’ lies were worse than reported — here is how she got away with them

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In her tenure as White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders became legendary for her ability to lie at the podium.

But according to conservative commentator Andrew Egger, writing for The Bulwark, Sanders' real "success" for the Trump administration did not come from how frequently she lied — it came from the fact that most of her lies were boring.

"Her morose, plodding style and Bartlebyesque refusals to grant reporters a single inch of ground poured cold water on news cycle after news cycle that might otherwise have ignited," wrote Egger. "The downside, of course, was that she lied a lot. But even here she distinguished herself from [predecessor Sean] Spicer, whose sweaty, frantic tall tales—that was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period!—always invited heaps of instant ridicule. Deadpanning her way through boring, misleading briefing after boring, misleading briefing, Sarah Sanders managed to take most of the fun out of calling her out—as much of a victory as Trump could typically hope for, under the circumstances."

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Trump roasted on Twitter for promoting ‘no-brainer’ flag burning amendment: ‘Everyone protect the magic skycloth’

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted his support for a constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) to ban the burning of the American flag:

All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019

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