A defiant Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Friday to form a government to lead Britain out of the European Union despite losing her majority in a snap general election and facing calls to resign. It has also promised to consult Parliament more closely throughout the negotiations and give members a "meaningful vote" on a final deal.
May unexpectedly called the snap election seven weeks ago, three years early, polls predicting she would massively increase the slim majority she inherited from Cameron. But the uncertainty of a hung parliament has raised concerns about Britain's ability to negotiate divorce terms by then, that would ensure that people and businesses are not stuck in legal limbo.
May will also need the support of the socially conservative, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) which won 10 seats in Northern Ireland.
"I think after Brexit I was so angry with what I saw as the older generation selling us out".
This is expected to mean a softer Brexit negotiating position than may have been the case under a Conservative majority.
"We all know politicians like telling lies / Big ones, little ones, porky pies / Saying they're strong and stable, won't disguise / We're still being taken for a ride", reads one verse.
"One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights and I asked for a categoric assurance that if any deal was done with the DUP there would be absolutely no rescinding of LGBTI rights in the rest of the United Kingdom and that we would try to use any influence that we had to advance LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland".
The result leaves Britain in a less certain position regarding its Brexit negotiations. European Union leaders have vowed to make Britain pay a steep price for abandoning them, a process that will take two years.
But EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said May was now likely to be a "weak" partner. "They were outdated. Brexit negotiations will suffer with a Conservative government", French said.
The results confounded those who said the opposition Labour Party's left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was electorally toxic.
The Labour leader vowed to fight his Tory rival's attempt to run a minority government in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip are clapped into number 10 Downing Street by the staff after her visit with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace where she was requested to form a new government, in central London on Friday.
Many in the party believe she has been fatally wounded.
"(Same sex marriage) is an issue that is very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurance from the Prime Minister on, and I received". "In my view it may well just be a period of transition", she told LBC radio.
British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem.
"Britain is about to find out the price of that failure".
The London Evening Standard, edited by former finance minister George Osborne who May sacked, splashed with a photo of her under the headline "Queen of Denial".
The result was bad news for the Scottish National Party, which lost about 20 of its 54 seats. He said it was time for her "to go". A "soft" Brexit would remove Britain as a member of the European Union, but permit it to remain in the single market.
Several lawmakers demanded the resignation of May's top advisers, who have been widely blamed for a disastrous policy to make the elderly pay more towards their care and a campaign seen as too insulated from ordinary voters and too focused on attacking her opponent.