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'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.

THE DAY BEFORE the election, many UK papers went on the attack against Jeremy Corbyn, but they adopt a more conciliatory tone today as the nation reacts to the result.

The Conservatives lost their majority in parliament, with the decision to hold an election backfiring on Prime Minister Theresa May. Labour and Corbyn, meanwhile, have surged and increased their vote share by 10 points.

Here’s what the papers in the UK are saying about the historic result:

The Daily Mail says that Theresa May is “on the ropes” and said that Corbyn’s surge “leaves Britain on a knife edge”. It also has a sly dig at former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, with the line “humiliation for loser Clegg”.

dm may Source: Daily Mail

The Daily Mirror runs with a picture of a smiling Jeremy Corbyn with the headline “Cor Blimey”.

daily mirror may Source: Daily Mirror

The Sun heavily backed the Conservatives and appears dismayed by the result judging by its front page with lines such as “chaos of a minority govt” and “poll sparks fear on Brexit”. It also calls May’s decision to hold an election “a disaster”.

sun may Source: The Sun

The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times all take similar lines on the shock for Theresa May that she didn’t retain the Conservatives’ majority.

guardian may Source: The Guardian

tele may Source: The Daily Telegraph

times may Source: The Times

And this headline from the Metro shows the value of having a good pun in reserve, just in case.

metro Source: Metro

Read: May’s gamble backfires as Corbyn surge sees hung parliament

Read: As it happened: Theresa May’s gamble fails as Tories lose seats and UK faces hung parliament

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