Post Election Thoughts
So the Conservatives lost their majority. Calling the election has been the biggest mistake in recent conservative history and Teresa May's biggest mistake in her career. Whats going to happen now? Well first, the queen's speech has to get through parliament. The Queen's speech is something that normally happens each year and will list the new laws that will be debated by parliament. The government is free to introduce new laws that the queen doesn't mention. The speech will happen on the 21st of June and MPs will vote on it a week later. The conservatives have the most MPs but not a majority, so they need to strike a deal with another party to secure the votes for the queens speech so that Teresa May stays Prime Minister. The party they are trying to make a deal with is the DUP who is a party in Northern Ireland which is more right wing than the conservatives. We will see in time the true outcome of all this. But at the end of the day it was a mistake calling the election.