Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

The source said the DUP was likely to seek a role in Brexit negotiations but was likely to steer clear of social issues such as abortion and gay rights, where it disagrees with Conservative Party positions.

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to oppose a Theresa May government and the Queen's Speech "all the way", telling the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be Prime Minister".

The British political party needed 326 seats to win the majority but it fell short by 8 and could only manage to win 318, The Democratic Unionist Party won 10 seats.

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.

A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties.

May yesterday lost her two closest aides as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback.

May put on a courageous face after Thursday's vote, expressing sorrow for the MPs who lost their seats but refusing to acknowledge how her election gamble backfired.

And Tim Farron's party took Bath back from the Conservatives and regained Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross and Edinburgh West, which were lost to the SNP in 2015.

His party colleague Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, who was also returned in Lagan Valley with a thumping 20,000 majority, added: "In a hung Parliament scenario, assuming Conservatives are the largest party, of course we will talk to them about their desire to form a government".

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It would mean the DUP backing the Government on its Budget and prevent it being brought down by motions of no confidence, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis.

A senior 1922 Committee source told HuffPost UK: "I think we need to aim for a five-year Parliament with a suitable amount of time for a new leader to bed in before the next election".

We don't expect another United Kingdom election for quite some time because Conservative MPs will be keen to get electoral boundary changes through before they risk another.

Brexit Minister David Jones said he supported Mrs May but it was "impossible to say" if she would still be Prime Minister in six months' time.

"I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality, that's not a matter for me, when it becomes a matter for me is when people try to redefine marriage".

As Ukip voters switched to Labour and the Tories across the country, Mr Nuttall said Mrs May had put the Brexit process in "jeopardy" just 10 days before talks were due to begin in Brussels.

"I'll fight tooth and nail to keep her in place".

"I would not want abortion to be as freely available here as it is in England", the party leader said past year.

And that is only if she survives long enough to actually make it to the negotiating table - a big if.

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