Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

  • Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

If neither party can command a majority in parliament for their Queen's Speech, it is likely a fresh election would be called.

George Osborne says May is a "dead woman walking" and Anna Soubry says May's position is "untenable".

Since the surprise election result on Thursday, the British Prime Minister has insisted that she will remain in post, despite her party losing its majority in the House of Commons.

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

Johnson dropped out of the last year's leadership race during the chaos that followed the Brexit referendum.

"We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative government", a spokesman for May said.

In calling for early elections, May said she wanted a strong mandate as her government confronts what are likely to be hard negotiations with the European Union on the terms of Brexit.

Meanwhile, DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that talks were ongoing, indicating it may not be such a smooth process after all.

Senior Tories have also expressed concern over the prospect of closer links with the DUP - with one MP, Sarah Wollaston, tweeting: "I will always oppose the death penalty & would resign if others imposed it". Many flocked to Google to learn about the party's platform, and the DUP website even crashed on Friday on account of the deluge of curious visitors.

The DUP is similar to the "religious right" in the U.S. and takes a hard-line stance on social issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion.

There are also fears it could further destabilise the political landscape in Northern Ireland following the collapse of the power-sharing agreement earlier this year.

"There has been a lot of hyperbole since Thursday". We've only just scratched the surface here.

"We are ready. We have completed the guidelines, the framework", Merkel said Friday in Mexico City.

The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy. "It remains to be seen what the nature of that deal is".

"Her wish and will was not really too much accepted by the British people", he said.

The DUP was founded in 1971 by firebrand Protestant evangelical preacher Ian Paisley to defend Northern Ireland's union with Britain against demands for a united Ireland.

Number 10 said the arrangement will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday. It was a bid to shore up her majority in Parliament.

"This is still on", he said, adding he would vote down the government's programme when it comes before parliament this month.

Many of those Conservatives now opposing May are those who wanted to remain in the EU.

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"We would be able to speak freely if they weren't around and if they were around you don't speak", Perrior told the BBC. "I'm sure many of them will want to vote for government measures needed to execute our departure from the European Union".

Mr Corbyn, who has faced opposition from within his party since becoming leader in 2015, said he believed Labour was now more united.

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"I just can't see how she can continue in any long-term way".

"I'm very happy about that".

The Mail on Sunday reported that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was preparing to replace May as Prime Minister after the Conservative party's disastrous election showing.

Speaking to Geo News, protestors said that Jeremy Corbyn has changed the way politics is done in Britain.

The role of Timothy and Hill as May's joint chiefs of staff had been severely criticised by disgruntled Tories in the wake of the election result.

But despite failing to return enough MPs to form a government, the Corbyn has responded by claiming he could still become Prime Minister.

"I can still be prime minister".

Labour's Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror newspaper he saw a route to power himself, although it was not clear how he would command the support of a majority of members of parliament.