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Peston: Britain facing a 'political earthquake'

Peston said Britain was facing a 'political earthquake'.

Britain may be about to experience a "political earthquake" if the Conservatives lose their overall majority.

Only weeks ago Theresa May and the Tories were set for a majority of 150 seats, according to some polls, and followed up strongly in the local elections.

But Thursday's exit poll suggests Mrs May is on course for a "huge humiliating" by failing to even get an overall majority, ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston said.

"If the exit poll is even remotely in the right territory, it's a political earthquake," he said.

Peston added: "This looks like a minus number for them and therefore a huge, huge humiliation."

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