Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster

The Prime Minister is seeking a deal with a Northern Irish party to prop up the Conservative minority administration.

Sources say US President Trump has told PM Theresa May he refuses to visit the United Kingdom if there are public protests, see The Guardian. The outcome shocked the party, which had expected a big victory. Former cabinet ministers Michael Heseltine and George Osborne "should shut up", Jenkin told Sky News on Sunday, as he attacked "avidly pro-European colleagues who have never really accepted the result" of last year's Brexit referendum.

"Northern Ireland is Brexit collateral damage", said Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, and a leader of the Irish republican party, Sinn Fein.

She is facing a showdown with Conservative MPs on the backbench 1922 Committee amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the General Election.

Gove's appointment was attacked by environmental campaigners. Despite his denials, the Evening Standard claims that Johnson is preparing to mount a challenge to Theresa May's leadership.

Johnson tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe".

In a WhatsApp message to Conservative lawmakers, Johnson said: "Folks we need to calm down and get behind the prime minister".

With 318 seats in the House of Commons, the Conservatives remain the biggest single victor, but still fall behind securing the 326-mark of seats for a majority as they had before the snap election.

Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May a year ago - called May a "dead woman walking", and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time.

Senior Conservatives acknowledged that the failure to secure an overall majority in the Commons will mean the agenda set out in their manifesto would have to be "pruned back".

A harder Brexit 3.

He acknowledged that the government would now be unable to get numerous measures promised in its election platform through Parliament. He told May he would only agree to serve in her cabinet if she gave him more influence over the withdrawal negotiations, according to one person familiar with the matter who declined to be named citing confidential discussions. Instead, she has left Britain's position in disarray, days before the divorce negotiations are due to start on June 19.

Britain's chief negotiator for leaving the European Union says the talks for exiting the trading bloc may not start as scheduled next week.

There was "complete unanimity" in the Cabinet and "overwhelming support" for Mrs May's approach, he said.

The Labour Party, the main opposition, won 261 seats.

May's party fell eight seats short of retaining their parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Union Party (DUP) - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance.

The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement.

However, unlike a formal coalition agreement which would involve DUP MPs taking the government whip, the DUP will not be bound to vote with the government on any other issue.

There are fears among more liberal Conservative MPs that the socially conservative DUP will demand a scaling back of abortion and gay rights - but No. 10 sources have insisted these issues are not on the table. DUP leader Arlene Foster is mired in scandal, and high-profile Conservatives, like Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, have hit out May's reliance on the DUP. Now that a hung parliament will exist with the Tories holding onto a slim majority overall, and only a governing capability under an alliance with Northern Ireland's DUP, political stability is very much in question.

There are also concerns about the potential impact of the proposed arrangement on Northern Ireland's peace agreement, which relies in part on London being an impartial arbiter between those, such as the DUP, who want the province to remain in the United Kingdom and those who want it to be part of Ireland.

The British government doesn't have long to ink a deal.

Labour ready to serve now Tories have lost election, says Corbyn
Draymond Green: I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland