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May, Northern Ireland party strike deal

May, Northern Ireland party strike deal

Under the deal, the DUP will vote with the government on confidence and supply but not enter a formal coalition.

Despite earlier saying that a cabinet meeting had been scheduled for Saturday, a spokesman said May would not be holding one but would name more members of her cabinet.

"As and when details are finalised both parties will put them forward".

In an article for the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and to notice surging support for the opposition Labour Party.

The Conservative Party has depended on Irish politicians before: Prime Minister John Major relied on support from the Ulster Unionist Party to shore up his tiny majority in 1992-1997.

Possessing a majority of just twelve members in the House of Commons, May's electoral gambit was partly premised on a series of polls that repeatedly showed the Conservative party enjoying double-digit leads over Labour which, if translated into actual seats in parliament, would have meant a landslide victory and a massive majority in the Commons.

There will be many who blame SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon for this despite her insistence that the party had still "won" the election in Scotland, a numerically correct but politically hollow claim.

Meanwhile, May announced that former houseing minister Gavin Barwell would replace Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, two of her chiefs of staff who resigned in the aftermath of Thursday's elections. He said it was impossible to predict whether she would still be prime minister at the end of the year.

However, former Conservative party leaders warned against any immediate change, with Iain Duncan Smith saying leadership contest would be a "catastrophe".

"It was a disaster", he said.

Martin Selmayr, senior aide to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, responded to the resignations by tweeting the word "bauernopfer" - German for the sacrifice of a pawn in chess.

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




Her party is deeply divided over what it wants from Brexit. "May's departure from Downing St.is remorseless".

Labour has said it is also ready to form a minority government of its own.

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May was expected to appoint a team that will take on one of the most demanding negotiations in British history.

Firstly the DUP are staunchly opposed to a hard Brexit, which could prove to be a stumbling block in forging an unofficial coalition with May's Conservatives in the first place.

"I will always support the right for women to choose & access safe termination of pregnancy & will oppose any change to the legislation", she tweeted.

However, following an impassioned month of campaigning by Jeremy Corbyn, Labour's avowedly left-wing leader, the election on 8 June 2017 delivered a hung parliament in which the Conservatives lost their majority and Labour saw the greatest increase in its share of the vote since 1945.

Northern Ireland is the only part of the U.K.in which same-sex marriage is illegal.

"I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party. That's not a matter for me", she said. "I'm afraid she didn't have those qualities herself, but she hired people that didn't have them either".

May is clinging to power despite losing her Commons majority.

The Times newspaper's front page declared that Britain was "effectively leaderless" and the country "all but ungovernable".

"She told us ... that she specifically called the election to secure a clear mandate ... to negotiate a Tory Brexit".

"We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond".


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