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The exit poll is in and it currently looks pretty dismal for the Conservative party.
Theresa May called the election in the hopes that she would increase her majority in Parliament- a hope that seemed fairly concrete back in April.
However, in the weeks that followed, Labour's dismal looking poll numbers improved and now it seems that the Conservatives could be set to lose 17 seats.
On 20 May, only a matter of weeks ago, Theresa May tweeted the following:
If I lose just six seats I will lose this election and Jeremy Corbyn will be sitting down to negotiate with Europe: https://t.co/OwbfDseOJh — Theresa May (@Theresa May)
The tweet leads to a longer Facebook post, but the most interesting line is the first one.
17 seats is a little higher than the 6 she warned about.
The internet never forgets.
And people are re-sharing it.
You can't say she didn't warn herself. But would she listen? https://t.co/FaaavWDXk1 — Martha Gill (@Martha Gill)
It's like a page from a tragic musical.
The left are excited.
HERE WE HERE WE HERE WE FUCKING GO https://t.co/B78xm8Xx88 — TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon)
Life does indeed come at you fast.
Life comes at you fast https://t.co/mh65mj5vSi — David Weigel (@David Weigel)
Politico's UK correspondent Charlie Cooper tweeted that Labour campaign officials are going to hold Mrs May to this tweet.
Labour campaign officials telling me they are going to hold May to this. https://t.co/ekXGGFIALk — Charlie Cooper (@Charlie Cooper)
It's almost Trumpian in the 'Tweets which haven't aged well' sense.
Everyone is on tenterhooks.
be still, my beating heart https://t.co/gQqbzSra5W — dan hett (@dan hett)
Could this be the first instance of a Prime Minister pre-resigning?
Everyone will be watching the results with bated-breath.
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