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Jeremy Corbyn appears as a surprise winner in election

Jeremy Corbyn may not have gained the most seats but he came out looking like a surprising victor in this election.

He emerged from his house to a round a cheers this morning and the knowledge that he has turned politics upside down.

While Theresa May is facing questions over her leadership, Mr Corbyn is looking much more secure in his position.

Everyone wanted a moment by his side, including members of his own team who were recently deserting him.

I and everybody else underestimated Jeremy Corbyn, and his ability to win seats.

He had proved us all wrong and I'm really glad that he has.

– Lucy Powell, former Shadow Education Secretary

Right now, the man who lost looks nothing like a loser.

Tim Farron calls on Theresa May to resign

The Liberal Democrat leader has called on Theresa May to resign and said plans for Brexit should be put on hold after the Conservatives suffered bruising losses at last night's election.

Tim Farron said Mrs May had called an election from "sheer arrogance and vanity" while "expecting it to be a coronation".

He said she "took each and every one of us for granted" in a speech this morning.

Theresa May promised strong and stable leadership. She has brought weakness and uncertainty. If she has an ounce of self-respect, she will resign.

– Tim Farron

Mr Farron, whose party campaigned heavily on a pro-Europe platform, also said that the negotiations for Brexit should be put on hold until the new government had reassessed its position.


Clegg accuses main parties of 'pact of silence' on Brexit

Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg has accused Labour and the Conservatives of following a "pact of silence" over Brexit that leaves voters short changed.

The former Lib Dem leader claimed that the two main parties had "colluded to evade all meaningful scrutiny of their Brexit plans - if indeed they have any."

Both now have "more or less identical" stances: pledging to pull out of the common market, end freedom of movement and deny the people a vote on the final exit deal, he said.

The truth is there has been a pact of silence on Brexit between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.

It is one of the most cynical acts of political collusion between the two larger parties in a generation.

– Nick Clegg
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