The quote that has come back to haunt Theresa May
People are reminding Theresa May of her own prophecy of doom after an astonishing election night in which she lost the Conservative’s overall majority after calling a snap vote.
With a handful of constituencies left to declare, one forecast predicted that the Tories would end up with 320 seats – 10 fewer than when the election was called and six short of an absolute majority.
The result will represent a humiliation for the Prime Minister, who went into the election with a small but viable majority and expectations that she should be able to secure an advantage of 100 seats or more in the House of Commons by going to the country early.
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And though Mrs May seemed likely to be the next Prime Minister – in the short term at least -And now people are sharing this quote from Theresa May in which she said, less than a month ago, that if she loses “just six seats I will lose this election”.
Carline Lucas, the Green’s leader, accused Mrs May of running an “arrogant” campaign.
Jeremy Corbyn said she had made a mistake calling the snap election.
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Here is the Facebook post in full.
And people are reminding her all about it:
“If I lose just six seats”…#GE2017 pic.twitter.com/FVy4rzPNQy
— Tom Oates (@toates_19) 8 June 2017
May 20@theresa_may “If I lose just six seats I will lose this election @jeremycorbyn will be sitting down to negotiate with Europe” #GE2017 pic.twitter.com/b4eeQTF0Vd
— Dean Scurry (@deanscurry) 8 June 2017
“If I lose just six seats I will lose this election”
— Charles Rogers (@charlesrogersmk) 8 June 2017
“If I lose just six seats I will lose this election” #GE2017 https://t.co/SHAsNL7ORe
— Niall Fitzmaurice (@nfitzm) 8 June 2017
Strong and Stable election. Let’s enjoy Internet for its memory “If I lose just six seats…” (https://t.co/NYLibxlPq3)#GE2017 #ExitPoll pic.twitter.com/yuBKxWXk9b
— Alexandrine KÁNTOR (@Alexa_Kantor) 8 June 2017
May’s “If I lose just six seats” was meant to be a warning to voters, not a suggestion… #GE2017 https://t.co/vT6x9QEe99
— Asa Bennett (@asabenn) 8 June 2017