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Sunday 25 February 2018

An idiot's guide to the election that left us all dumbfounded

All is changed, changed utterly. A terrible something or other was born last week. And Eilis O'Hanlon tries to make some sense of it all

Prime Minister Theresa May arrives back at Downing Street after going to Buckingham Palace where she saught the Queen's permission to form a UK government. Photo: Getty Images
Prime Minister Theresa May arrives back at Downing Street after going to Buckingham Palace where she saught the Queen's permission to form a UK government. Photo: Getty Images

Eilis O'Hanlon

Someone should have told Theresa May the old joke: "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."

What are you on about?

Haven't you heard? The vicar's daughter with a penchant for snazzy shoes and naughtily running through wheat fields may have got more votes than any Tory leader since 1983, but last Thursday's general election in the UK also saw big gains for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, resulting in a hung parliament.

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