DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

"For as long as Corbyn leads Labour, we will ensure there's a Tory PM", a DUP source was cited as saying in by the Guardian.

Theresa May is expected to finalize her team of ministers later as she seeks to form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party. British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an e.

Environmental Services Association (ESA) executive director Jacob Hayler added: "The outcome of the General Election is yet another result that no one saw coming".

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But eight ministers lost their seats at the general election and will need to be replaced. Polling stations opened across Britain on.

The DUP also sees Thursday's election result as a victory for pro-British unionists in the struggle with Irish nationalists.

A minority government is usually run by the party with the most seats, but they are not guaranteed to win votes alone because they still have less than of the total number of MPs.

May's party is short of the 326 it needed for an outright majority and fairly down from the 330 seats it had before the election.

Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP's chief whip, has said the hung parliament "puts us in a very strong negotiating position".

Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP.

The petition ends with a call for May to resign.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has spoken of her desire for a soft Brexit for the benefits of working with the European Union and also the Republic of Ireland. "Politics is not going back into the box where it was before".

A coalition government may also be formed during a national difficulty such as a war or economic crisis.

DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she had spoken to Mrs.

He says "with a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will go badly for both sides".

He said: "I do not think the Conservative government is stable, I do not think the Prime Minister is stable".

In a statement outside No 10, the Prime Minister sought to strike a tone of business as usual.

'Perhaps the most obvious conclusion is that the likelihood of the United Kingdom needing to request a delay in the Brexit process has risen substantially, given the chance that political developments in the United Kingdom disturb what is already a time-compressed process, ' said Malcolm Barr, economist at JPMorgan, in a research note.

If she is to succeed in delivering the wishes of 52 percent of the public and take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to secure the full support of her party to pass legislation preparing for and enacting the departure. She's then got to present a programme to Parliament. "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament".

The politicians who've felt the wrath of voters include Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who clings to her seat by just 300 votes.

In the 2015 election, Amber Rudd won the Hastings and Rye seat in southern England by nearly 5,000 votes.

"The absence of a Conservative majority, means that the influence of those within the governing party pushing for elements of a harder Brexit is diminished".