British leader vows to win 'battle of ideas' in Parliament

11 Jul 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has to win a "battle of ideas" in Parliament and the country after losing her majority in last month's election. In a speech both conciliatory and defiant, May urged her political opponents to contribute their "views and ideas" to help shape policy. May spoke nearly a year after taking office, and just over a month after she suffered a setback from voters in a snap election. She acknowledged today that the election result was "not what I wanted," but said she remained committed to building a fairer Britain as the country leaves the European Union. May was speaking at the launch of a report on how to guarantee protections for the growing number of workers in the "gig economy."