"She (Theresa May) was very explicit in the manifesto, it was a hard Brexit, leaving the single market and they (the government) were saying no deal is better than a bad deal. And the people have just voted against that. I do think it's a mandate for a much softer Brexit and for not leaving the single market."
"This is not about remain or leave anymore, this is about proceeding with Brexit but it's the type of Brexit we get. What I'm more concerned about with the sort of vote-by-vote, issue-by-issue voting is the DUP is a devolved power. For them to be voting on some of our issues here in the UK when they have their own powers and own interests, I think that may work in the short term but I'm not sure how that's going to work in the medium to longer term."
7. British flag fluttering
9. Set-up of Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at London's Queen Mary University
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at London's Queen Mary University:
"It didn't really look like a gamble when she (May) called this election. She was so far ahead nobody believed she could actually lose in some ways. Now of course she hasn't lost completely, but what she has proved is that she's no campaigner. She lacked authenticity, she lacked spontaneity, she lacked a positive offer, I think, for the British people and that's where she fell down."
11. Cutaway media
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at London's Queen Mary University:
"It's going to make those negotiations (with the European Union) very difficult, I think, to conduct. Firstly, we can't be absolutely sure that Theresa May will be the person conducting those. She might start off doing that but the Conservatives might well replace her mid-stream, that's going to make it difficult for the EU 27 because they're going to want to know who they're talking to and what their policy is. It's also going to make it difficult I think to get compromises done because whoever is Conservative prime minister is going to be more reliant than ever on a bunch of very hard-Brexiteers, hard Eurosceptics in parliament."
13. Various of media sheltering from rain on College Green, close to UK parliament