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Theresa May is right to stay - for now

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British Prime Minister Theresa May got into her armoured Jaguar mid-morning on Friday and, with her husband Philip, was driven to Buckingham Palace, where she told the Queen that she would form a new government. The Queen, as she has done for over six decades, agreed with her Prime Minister.

Mrs May returned to Downing Street where, looking fresh after a hard night, announced that she planned to form a government to lead Britain forward.

"What the country needs more than ever is certainty," she said, "and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election, it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist Party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons."

Not a word in the speech about the drop in the Conservative vote, nor of a campaign, commanded by herself and her aides, which failed to ignite and certainly nothing on the strong increase in the Labour vote led by Mr Jeremy Corbyn, a man she has mocked incessantly.

Mrs May has shown remarkable coolness in the aftermath of what the media was screaming to be a........

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