The clock ticks as Theresa May Prepares for a weaker hand during Brexit negotiations. The Conservatives sit with 318 seats which is 6 seats away from a majority government. The result forces Theresa may to side with the DUP or risk a minority labour government however unlikely that actually is. For those who don’t understand how the UK system works, you require 326 seats to get a majority government in parliament and then the Prime minister is traditionally the leader of the majority party. If a party cannot get a majority then all the parties have talks to see who will form a coalition to get over that magic 326 majority number and voila! This may not always work however and you can end up with a minority government with almost no power. Sinn Féin who managed to gain 7 seats in the election typically abstain parliament which will bring the majority count down to 322. The only concern now is what implications will this have for the UK given that the DUP’s right-wing views make Theresa May look like a moderate conservative. The DUP think begging should be banned and oppose same sex marriage although it’s unlikely that either of these policy ideas will ever get through parliament. Pretty much everyone will be left with a bitter taste in their mouth as DUP want a soft Brexit so the border in northern ireland isn’t hard which many conservative and leave voters will be sad to hear.

So we have no clue where this will go as it’s hard to see how the conservatives can even run parliament with such a slim majority of 6 seats with DUP added on after doing some maths, but it’s starting seem that maybe a second election isn’t too crazy an idea…