May to form govt. despite Tory slide

May to form govt. despite Tory slide

May to form govt. despite Tory slide

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said May "needs to make the terms of her confidence and supply deal with the DUP clear to the British people immediately".

"Theresa May is a dead woman walking".

Conservative member of parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow May in public, calling on the prime minister to "consider her position". Many Tory candidates blamed the policy for driving voters back into the arms of the Labour Party.

While the Conservatives gained seats in Scotland, they failed to capitalise as much as they had hoped for from the collapse of support for the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP). May had called the election to build upon her majority; instead, the party lost it.

Downing Street backtracked, saying she had "discussed finalising" a deal in the coming week.

DUP leader Arlene Foster may seek concessions from May in exchange for providing the needed seats.

Conservative Party of Prime Minister Theresa May has emerged as the single largest party in general election, though it could not win overall majority.

And former chancellor George Osborne, sacked from the Cabinet by Mrs May and now editor of the Evening Standard, told ITV: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then she I doubt will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader".

"This is not the time for sharks to be circling".

"I'm afraid we ran a pretty terrible campaign", Soubry said.

That did not help May, who in her previous role as interior minister for six years had overseen cuts in the number of police officers. "I don't want to be derogatory, but I think she is a lame duck now". But not for some time, let's get this clear.

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Already UK bookmakers are slashing the odds of a possible leadership challenge, with Boris Johnson once again emerging as a potential front runner.

The exact contours of a potential Conservative-DUP deal were not yet known.

Natural bedfellows in a Conservative-led coalition, perhaps, but with their staunch commitment to an open border with neighboring southern Ireland, they could yet prove a decisive and outsized force in Brexit negotiations - and by virtue, the success or failure of the Conservative Party's key manifesto pledge.

"We need a government that can act", EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. "We want to do what is right for the whole of the United Kingdom".

The other big winners on the night were MPs from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP) s.

"We will be anxious to ensure that whatever the result of these negotiations is doesn't in any way adversely impact on our unique circumstances here in Ireland, with particular reference to our peace process", he told ITV.

Certainly her position on Brexit talks seems to have been compromised, and this could be sound the death knell for her Prime Ministership. "This is still on", Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror newspaper.

Her campaign was energized by a resounding win in the 2015 election, and gained even more urgency after Scotland overwhelmingly sided with the European Union in the Brexit vote of 2016.

He said a new election might be necessary later this year or early in 2018.

"What I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job".

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