British PM admits ‘very disappointing’ result in EU vote
02 June 2019 | 2:34 pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May laments a "very disappointing" result from European Parliament elections in which her Conservatives were crushed by the Brexit Party of anti-EU populist Nigel Farage.
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