Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

  • Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

Opponents of a sharp break include Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives. who helped the party win 12 more seats in Scotland in contrast to losses elsewhere.

Addressing a meeting of backbenchers, the PM reportedly said she would serve as "long as you want me to do".

Theresa May told the influential 1922 Committee: "I'm the person who got us into this mess, and I'm the one who will get us out of it".

In negotiations with Mrs May and her team, the DUP delegation will also be acutely aware of the impact that any agreement may have on trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic, which is now thriving.

The Tories, as they are commonly known in the United Kingdom, will now have to govern as a minority party, or try to form a coalition government, or force another general election.

Investors are trying to gauge what impact the vote could have on the economy and the Brexit talks.

Most worryingly, it is a partnership with the potential to pose a very real threat to the fragile political stability now being experienced in Northern Ireland and have a devastating impact on the future for the hard-won peace process which has transformed the region over past two decades.

So what did she say specifically that warmed the cockles of her MPs?

Large global banks in London plan to move about 9,000 jobs in the next two years to financial centres that will stay in the European Union, including Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin, so they can continue selling their services across the bloc after Brexit, according to a Reuters' tally of job warnings. The planned start of talks on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union on the same date could also be put back.

"We can not continue like this", he said, predicting that even a loose alliance between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland can not endure.

"Any deal which undercuts in any way the process here or the Good Friday Agreement is one which has to be opposed", said Mr Adams, adding that he hoped Mrs Foster would not get "too mesmerised by what's happening on our nearest off-shore island".

He told Radio Ulster: "We have a process already which involves, yes, the UK Government, but the Irish Government and also the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service".

It would also be likely to cause complications in Northern Ireland, where the British government tries to act as an impartial mediator in restoring the power-sharing arrangement between the mainly Protestant DUP and the main Catholic nationalist party, Sinn Fein.

It fell apart in January when the Irish republican Sinn Fein party pulled out after months of simmering conflict with the pro-British DUP.

The negotiations were due to start on 19 June but Brexit Secretary David Davis has indicated this timetable could slip by a few days amid events in Westminster. "This doesn't depend entirely on us".

She also conceded that she had been deaf to how much the public wanted an easing off of austerity, how much they wanted more investment in schools, hospitals, childcare and so on.

The uncertainty about the speech laying out the government's legislative program comes as May conducts talks with the Democratic Unionist Party, which is certain to expect concessions for its support.

Almost 72 percent of IoD members said "reaching a new trade agreement with the EU" should be the highest priority of the new government.

The EU has said that sufficient progress must be made on these issues before trade deals can be discussed, though Britain had argued the talks should take place simultaneously.

Conservative MPs have insisted they are backing Theresa May to continue as prime minister and said there will not be a leadership challenge or new general election in the immediate future, enabling the government to push ahead with its plans for Brexit.

After the opposition Labour party made hefty election gains by focusing heavily on national issues, May listed areas such as education and housing as top policy priorities.

British newspapers had previously reported a rift between Mrs May and Mr Hammond and that she had planned to sack him after the election if she had won a larger majority.

Some of Mrs May's cabinet colleagues and other senior party members are urging her to change direction. This is the third year running that they have been accosted at stations and asked for their support, or had campaign literature thrust into their hands.