The 2018 British Election has seen the country’s political landscape radically altered.
The result was a hung parliament that was largely responsible for triggering Brexit.
The results have led to a slew of new questions and accusations from a variety of quarters, including whether the election is rigged.
Theresa May has dismissed claims of election fraud, and says she won the popular vote.
What’s the history of the 2020 British Election?
The 2018 election saw the country go through the first major wave of anti-EU campaigning in decades, with anti-establishment parties gaining traction across the UK.
In a major swing to the right in 2019, the Tories gained seats in Parliament for the first time since 1992, becoming the third party to secure a majority in Parliament in a decade.
A surge in anti-immigration sentiment led to riots at London’s Heathrow airport in September, with dozens of people injured.
In November, an independent MP revealed that she had been pressured to resign over her support for a Brexit bill that would have allowed for greater immigration from the European Union.
Brexit in 2018 British Prime Minister Theresa May stands with colleagues as she speaks during a visit to the British Academy in central London on May 1, 2018.
| AP Photo/Stefan Wermuth British Prime Minster Theresa May has ruled out a second referendum on Brexit after the 2018 election, and has said she will not be seeking to form a government.
Theresa May’s party lost a majority of seats to the Conservatives in the 2018 general election, with a majority government that was unable to pass a Brexit deal.
She and her coalition have since repeatedly said that they will not seek a second vote on Brexit.
But the government is still seeking a “soft Brexit,” meaning that Britain would leave the EU without any significant changes to the rules of the single market and customs union.
As a result, May has said that Britain will remain a member of the customs union and the single markets without any changes to its trade relationship with the EU.
The British Government has also said that it will continue to negotiate trade deals with the European countries that have agreed to provide the free-trade agreement that Britain seeks to exit from the bloc.
Why was Brexit so controversial?
The Brexit vote was an extreme rejection of many of the Brexit principles that the British electorate had come to rely on in order to get a fair deal out of the bloc, such as free movement and the principle of equal treatment.
On June 23, 2019, May lost a general election to a pro-EU Tory candidate.
In the days that followed, her party sought to portray the results as a rejection of Brexit, and to suggest that it had not supported May in the election.
May told supporters at a rally in Cardiff that her Brexit bill would have been the “worst bill” in the country if it had been passed.
Despite the criticism, May eventually came to the conclusion that the party would not be able to win a majority if it attempted to form government.
She called the Brexit vote “the most important decision of my political life.”
But after May won the election, she continued to try to make a second deal with the Conservative Party, which led to speculation that the Prime Minister was prepared to accept a second Brexit deal if that deal was not acceptable to voters.