At the time of writing, the Conservatives are forecast to win 318 out of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, humiliatingly fewer than the 400+ that had been on Theresa May’s mind when she called her Oliver Twist Election (with apologies to Dickens) earlier this year.
Please sir, can I have some more, she had said, even as she sat fairly pretty on 331 seats. She had no real need to call this election, but she did, wagering on a win that would enhance her majority in parliament, crush the Labour opposition, and let the negotiators in Brussels know that they were dealing with a prime minister who had the mother of all mandates to exact from Europe the most favorable exit terms.
Even as the results come in, it’s possible to see who the winners of this remarkable election are, and who the losers.
Read full article by Politico.eu.
More details in the infographic data by The Economist.
19th June 2018