LONODN - British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the ruling Conservatives' disastrous performance at last week's elections, as she faced her party's angry MPs on Monday, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership.
"I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out," May told Conservatives MPs during the meeting in Westminster.
May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in Thursday's snap general election, causing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union set to start next week and prompting calls - from within her own party - for her resignation.
But one MP present at the meeting said there was no discussion of a leadership contest, adding "she's won, she's got to be prime minister".
The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged almost two per cent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament.