tv Washington Journal Stephen Erlanger Discusses British Election Results CSPAN June 10, 2017 12:07am-12:20am EDT
the world of business which increasingly big network supply chains. in the world of nongovernmental organizations. i think of them as web actors and increasingly important. but we don't have strategies how to bring them together. >> watch afterwards, sunday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span twos book tv. >> in yesterday's election, britain's conservative party lost 13 seats in the house of commons. forcing theresa may to partner with the minority party. we talked with the london bureau chief. >> we are joined to live with stephen, thank you for being with us. >> it's good to be here. tell us what happened overnight. >> what happened overnight isnis
that britain's voted and decided they did not like theresa may as much as she hoped they would.ed they voted in large numbers and they decided that her campaign for a new mandate three years early was not something they wanted to give her. they also for the large part a lot of young people turned outmi for jeremy corbin, man of the left who ran an optimistic campaign, criticize thehe criti conservatives on questions and on productions and policeman and social welfare, to not really po explain how things were going to get paid for. but in general the problem foree tresa me is the more people heard her the less they seem to like her.
>> part of this based on the election was called an expectation among the conservative party that jeremy corbin was weak and labor wasd t preparing to get rid of him? >> not so much they would get rid of him but he was weak and vulnerable and she would be s strong and stable. he turned out to be quite a good campaigner. as she turned out to be a terrible campaigner. they also bet that the party that pushed very hard to push brexit which was falling apart would break much more toward the conservatives it did so to some degree in the north of england but in the southern part of england it broke more for labor. corbin did a good job like trump did when he brought republicans home to vote for him. probl laboring came home to vote for
corbin. but given the system is very far from forming a majority of hisis own.ster. >> i have to jump in. were going to hear from the british prime minister. stay with us. >> they said it would not happen, the election that she changed her mind about and how any human being in her position must regret that. here she is, tresa me. >> i've just come to see the majesty, her queen and i will now form a government. a government that can provide certainty and lead bridge and forward at this critical time for our country. this government will guide the country through the crucial brexit that will begin in tenel days. will deliver on the will of the
british people by taking the united kingdom out of the european union. it will work to keep our nation safe and secure. in melivering the changes i set up following the attacks in manchester and london. cracking down on the ideology is islamic stream is a and all those who supported. and giving the police and authorities the powers they need to keep our country safe. the government i leave will put fairness and opportunity at the heart of everything we do. so we will fulfill the promise of brexit together and over the next five years will bill the country in which no one and no community is left behind. p a country in which prosperity and opportunity are shared across the united kingdom. what the country needs more than ever is certainty.
having secured the largest number of votes in the greatest number of seats in the general election, it is clear that only the conservative and unionist party has the ability to provide the certainty by commanding the majority in the house of commons. as we do we will continue to work with our friends and allies in the democratic union party, in particular. our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years. we this gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interest of the whole united kingdom. this will allow us to come together as a country and channel energies towards a successful brexit field work for everyone in this country. securing a new partnership with the e.u. which guarantees long-term prosperity. that's what people voted for
last june, that's what we will deliver. now, let's get to work. >> the british prime minister outside of ten downing street. r were rejoined by stephen who is a beer chief from the new york times. what can you tell us about the party in northern ireland? >> the democratic unionist party won a lot of's seats. it won ten seats. it has obviously done some kinda of deal with the conservatives. it is not clear what the deal is. that sounds like an agreement tn course the conservatives on their confidence so that theminy minority to the government can stay in power. but we don't know in exchange
for what. what the price has been for that party. theresa may is going to have trouble. she went to the polls to increase the authority andnd mandates and she lost authority and mandate. as confident as she sounds now,, it is not at all clear that is going to actually happen. >> where does that leave her and her position as the leader of the conservative party and jeremy corbin, the head of the labor party? >> it leaves her where she was,s the head of a government but a minority government that will be shaky because it will depend on the support of an allied party with its own interests. but you need to be very careful with brexit doesn't mean a new hard border in ireland. and will want more money for ireland.
and that leaves jeremy corbin remaining with more power really at the head of the labor party which did very well compared to low expectations, but is still very from winning a majority on its own. >> we should point out that theresa may is what they call a remainder. somebody wanted to stay within the european union. thatbritish voters voted against it.f great >> that's right. she is what was known as a reluctant remainder. she decided it was better for britain to be inside the e.u. than outside. that is what her prime minister believed. she did not campaign very hard to remain.
and a sense she said she will listen to the people in. out with the best of her ability. but unfortunately she is wound wounded, she is wounded domestically and internationally. the point of stability iss important. labor doesn't have enough power to pull her down. i would be very surprised if this arrangement lasts for the next five years. >> were talking stephen from the new york times. final question for you. it's been busy and we appreciate your time on c-span. there's been some speculation that the tweets back and forth following the attacks last saturday along the london bridge and in the bard restaurant district, between the london mayor and the president may have spurred more people to go to the polls. in a sense if that had an impact on the election? >> it is hard to say.
the pollsters did not ask that question. london turned up big for labor, labor has been very critical as donald trump, the mayor of london is the labor person and also almost on. he's been particular about how angry trumps tweets made him feel. a measure is terribly important to the outcome of the election because labor was going to do well among young people and londoners anyway. but it is hard to figure out every little event would have to do with in the end was a large outcome. >> your workers available online at nytimes.com. thank you for being with us. >> thank you.
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