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# Crossed Wires
DUP denies it has made a deal with Theresa May
It is believed that Downing Street issued their statement by mistake.
# uk general election
Two of Theresa May's top advisers resign following disastrous election result
Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill announced they were stepping down this afternoon.
# Hung Parliament
Sterling tumbles in wake of UK election
The British pound saw its biggest daily fall since January.
# cor blimey
'Theresa Dismay': Here's how the UK papers are reacting to the historic election result
The papers are united in their shock at May failing to win a majority, with many calling it a disaster.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you want to be the next British Prime Minister?
The Labour party is catching up with the Conservatives in the polls.
# Brexit
May accused of 'broken promises', but defends 'having the balls to call election'
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, was criticised over his “letter to Santa Claus” – also known as his party’s spending manifesto.
# Comeback Kid
Labour catching up in polls as UK politicians resume campaigning after Manchester attack
Jeremy Corbyn is expected to say that the war on terror has failed in a speech later day.
# get up stand up
'It's never mattered more': Brits living in Ireland have until tomorrow to have a say in general election
UK citizens living in Ireland who registered to vote up to 15 years ago can vote in the upcoming general election.
# third man tackle
'If May wins a landslide it'll be a disaster for Ireland' - Tim Farron on Brexit, Ireland, and Labour's self-destruction
The Liberal Democrats leader is looking to turn his party’s fortunes around in next month’s UK general election.
Scottish Tories say country is 'too cold' to means-test winter fuel payments
The Conservative Party wants the payment to be means-tested in other parts of the UK.
# Campaign Trail
Angry voter confronts Theresa May over welfare cuts
“I can’t live on £100 a month.”
# nothing to declare
'A cloud over British politics': Tories won't face criminal charges for Battlebus expenses
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was “surprised” at the decision not to press charges.
# Local Elections
May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn
The local election results offered very good news for the Conservative party.
# Them's fightin' words
Theresa May accuses EU of making 'threats against Britain' to influence election
The Prime Minister said that there are “some in Brussels who do not want these [Brexit] talks to succeed”.
# St Patrick's Day
Jeremy Corbyn vows to introduce four new public holidays in UK
The Labour leader has an uphill battle to beat Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party in June’s snap election.
# shots fired
Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'
Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.
# Fingers crossed
What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...
… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?
# oh snap
Theresa May's to lose? Here's how the main parties measure up ahead of the UK election
The Conservatives will hope to win another majority over Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP.
# gotcha oscar
Former Tory leader inflames Brexit tensions with Spain over Gibraltar by bringing up the Falklands
Lord Michael Howard says he can’t “see any harm” in reminding the Spanish “what kind of people we are”.
# article 50
UK Supreme Court rules Brexit must be approved by Parliament
The UK Supreme Court had been expected to back up the High Court’s previous decision that Parliament must vote on whether or not to invoke Article 50.
# off with their heads
Pro-EU activists should be convicted of 'treason', says Tory politician
Christian Holliday wants it to be a crime to campaign for EU membership.
# sorry about that
UK latest: Leadsom apologises for 'motherhood' remarks, says she's "been under enormous pressure"
Meanwhile, Labour’s Angela Eagle is expected to launch a leadership challenge to Jeremy Corbyn today.
# Mum's the word
Andrea Leadsom is in hot water for saying she should be prime minister because she's a mother
Leadsom’s rival for the Conservative leadership, Theresa May, is unable to have children.
Why are so many British politicians resigning?
Julien Mercille looks at the decisions of Nigel Farage, David Cameron and Boris Johnson to move out of the spotlight.
# Fallout
Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence to lead his party
His own MPs voted by a margin of 40 to 172 against him.
David Cameron's six years as prime minister will be solely remembered for this referendum defeat
David Cameron’s stint as prime minister has come to an unedifying end, dogged by the Europe question, writes Neale Richmond.
# Spain
Spain's conservatives have scored a big election victory in the wake of Brexit
The Popular Party (PP) increased its number of seats in the second election in six months.
# tributes
"We've lost one of our very best" - UK parliament reconvenes to honour Jo Cox
The House of Commons was recalled especially to honour the Labour MP, who was murdered in her constituency last week.
# Fine Gael-ness
'I'm most certainly not a Tory myself'
Paschal Donohoe dropped by today to discuss Labour’s latest attack on Fine Gael and other matters.
# Stuck on repeat
This is the one phrase you'll hear over and over again during the election
“Long-term economic plan”.
# All smiles
'I’m learning from the master here' - Eamonn Holmes and David Cameron's TV 'love in'
The interview went a little differently to one last week with Jeremy Corbyn.
# Analysis
Can Fine Gael dare to dream of an overall majority?
Analysis: Ahead of its last think-in before the election, some in Fine Gael quietly believe history can be made. But can it really?
# No Benefit
Britain is limiting child tax credits to just two children per family
The country is aiming to save £37 billion in the next five years.
# not going anywhere
The UK may be wavering, but Irish people sure don't want to leave the EU
A new Red C poll shows that Ireland is very happy to remain a part of Europe.
# settling old scores
Tory election victor tears into political rivals and causes a near riot
“Intellectually barren, corrupt, backward-looking losers.”
# right guys won
The British Pound loves David Cameron
The UK currency jumped as it became clear the Conservatives were on the march to victory. Not such good news for Irish consumers though.
# Shy Voters
The polls got it wrong in the UK. Here's why...
# It's Official
Miliband, Farage and Clegg have all quit - and David Cameron's back at Downing Street
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has send his congratulations, and said he’s looking forward to building on their “very close relationship”.
Tories on course for majority, SNP storms Scotland ... and Miliband set to quit
Well, that was interesting.
May 8th 2015, 10:14 AM So, that’s it from’s election liveblog. Things are calming down a little across the UK – as Cameron picks out what tie he’ll wear for his date with the Queen, and Miliband and Clegg prepare to make their...
# While you were sleeping
6 things you need to know after a stunning UK election
The opinion polls were wrong and David Cameron is almost certainly continuing his stint in Downing Street.