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What do the UK election results mean for the future of Britain




British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Theresa May arrives at the declaration at the election count at the Magnet Leisure Centre on June 9, 2017 in Maidenhead, England.
British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Theresa May arrives at the declaration at the election count at the Magnet Leisure Centre on June 9, 2017 in Maidenhead, England.
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Expecting a landslide victory for her party, Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May lost the control of UK Parliament on Thursday night.

May’s Tories remain the largest party -- winning 318 out of 650 total seats, but they lost 12, instead of gaining 100 as they had hoped two months ago.

This scenario is deemed a “hung Parliament,” where no party has an absolute majority in the UK government. As a result, the large party cannot pass any major law. Even if Theresa May stays the Prime Minister, this election could make the already complicated Brexit process even more difficult to navigate.

So what does this turning point mean for the country as a whole? What about its status within Europe? Host Larry Mantle sits down with Rob Watson, UK political reporter for the BBC, on the ramification of this shocking election. 

Guest:

Rob Watson, UK Political Correspondent for the BBC, live from Westminster; he tweets @robwatsonbbc