Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key

An open question is what happens to the ‘special relationship’ after Brexit. It will depend on who’s in charge of it. AP

An open question is what happens to the ‘special relationship’ after Brexit. It will depend on who’s in charge of it. AP

Mrs May was working on a Cabinet reshuffle, although the election result makes it less likely she will risk alienating colleagues by making wholesale changes as she can not afford to have disgruntled former ministers sniping at her from the backbenches.

Theresa May said she would not resign and is ploughing ahead with forming a government. "Let's get on with the job", he said.

Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19.

The 10 DUP MPs would provide vital support to Mrs May after her majority was wiped out as the snap election gamble backfired, leaving her with 318 seats. The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262.

He said that Labour under his leadership was "quite ready and able to put forward a serious programme of government", which he said "obviously has massive support in this country". But few believe she can hang on for more than a few months.

HUMILIATED Theresa May has vowed her government would lead Britain for the next five years, despite a disastrous election which robbed the Tories of their majority in Parliament.

"Well the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence".

The result was a personal humiliation for Mrs May who called the election three years before she had to to bolster her position in Parliament as she embarked on the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

Foster said Friday it would be "difficult" for May to continue in her role.

One of the main Leave campaigners during the UK's 2016 Brexit campaign, Johnson was widely expected to stand for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and the prime ministership, after former United Kingdom leader David Cameron resigned.

Theresa May's bid to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to save her Premiership has been plunged into uncertainty. May's office said Saturday principles of an agreement had been reached, but the two sides later clarified that they are still talking.

"We will enter discussions with the Conservatives about how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge", said Arlene Foster, the head of the DUP.

The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy.

This MP said any alliance with the DUP could undo decades of careful neutrality by the Westminster government which has aided the Northern Ireland peace process.

It has also blocked attempts to change Northern Ireland's strict laws on abortion.

In a pooled broadcast interview, Mrs May hinted she could be prepared to sacrifice them to appease her critics once she has completed her ministerial appointments. How long her government will last is, to be honest, anyone's guess.

"There's a possibility of voting the Queen's Speech down and we're going to push that all the way".

Timothy - a combative character who one former colleague said had helped create a "toxic" atmosphere at the heart of the government - said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash.

And the other thing, I think, which I think caught us by surprise was the sheer effectiveness of the campaigning by Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the Labour Party who fought a very authentic campaign - quite an old fashioned campaign, in some ways - with big open-air rallies where he really energized people.

In one of the most telling interventions of the election campaign, David Cameron suggested that the prime minister needed a large majority to prevent (rather than deliver) an "extreme Brexit". "This is still on".

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