Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

  • Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

The pair have been in the firing line after the PM's gamble of calling a snap election backfired, with disgruntled Conservatives highly critical of the role of Mr Timothy and Ms Hill played in the campaign.

Downing St. said the Cabinet will discuss the agreement on Monday. Flanagan was speaking as the British political situation was in turmoil following an election on Thursday that produced no clear victor.

Meanwhile Newark MP Robert Jenrick, who was last week re-elected to the seat he has served since 2014 with a majority of 18,149, has also spoken out over the DUP's policies.

There was no mention of what concessions the DUP may have asked for, amid growing concern about the influence of a party opposed to abortion and gay marriage.

However it is the prime minister herself who now finds herself reliant on a minor socially conservative party from Northern Ireland to let her govern. That means the DUP would back the government on confidence motions and budget votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.

The pound hit an eight-week low against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro before recovering slightly after May said she would form a government backed by her "friends" in the DUP. "The talks so far have been positive", it said.

That statement directly contradicted an earlier release from Number 10 on Saturday evening, which claimed a deal had been agreed on a confidence and supply basis.

Analysts say May's electoral debacle could reopen what had seemed largely a closed debate - both with pro-EU members of Parliament trying to take advantage of the prime minister's weakness and Euro-skeptic government ministers threatening her if she dares water down a Brexit deal.

But he said his party would seek to vote down May's Queen's Speech, or program for government, when she presented it to parliament, and another national election might be needed to break the deadlock.

May said that "I want to reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for". This is still on.

An ally of Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson was reported in the Mail on Sunday as saying it was "go-go-go" for a leadership push in a bid to oust Mrs May.

They say she faces the choice between either agreeing to go quietly or facing an immediate leadership challenge, which will throw the party into an internecine war between those who want a sharp rupture with the European Union and those championing a so-called softer Brexit that would see Britain remaining inside Europe's Single Market and accepting continued European migrants. "We are a tolerant, welcoming party that believes in letting people be themselves and find happiness in life by living and loving as they wish". "Boris is the only option with the liberal values, Brexit credentials and popular appeal".

A few hours after the two stepped down, May named former Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, who lost his seat in Thursday's election, as her new chief of staff.

Brexit will likely be on the agenda at the Paris meeting, after May confirmed she will stick to the timetable of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union due to start on June 19.

A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times newspaper found 48 percent of people felt May should quit, while 38 percent thought she should stay.

A controversial working relationship between the British Conservatives and the North Ireland Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) was agreed in principle Saturday.

Former Conservative Treasury minister George Osborne told the BBC that May was a "dead woman walking".

"I think we will know very shortly".