Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

"This will allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone in this country, securing a new partnership with the European Union which guarantees our long-term prosperity". Jesus Christ, see you, you are a fucking omnishambles, that's what you are.

But there were early signs that without a parliamentary majority, a weakened May could not count on all of her party's lawmakers to support her approach.

At the same time the hashtag #WorstPrimeMinisterInHistory trended on Twitter. One organiser led chants of "racist, sexist, anti-gay, the DUP has got to go".

But for now, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says reports of a plot to remove May herself is "tripe".

The Labour leader, who survived an attempt to oust him by his own MPs before the election, now expects that he will be able to attract some of the party's biggest names to serve on his front bench.

Angela McGowan, CBI's Northern Ireland director, said now was "a very serious juncture" for the north's economy, and he priority must be for politicians to get their house in order and form a functioning government, reassure markets and provide stability for the sake of the economy. 'The talks so far have been positive'.

Support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) could allow her Conservatives to reach the 326 seats needed for a majority in parliament.

"At such a critical time, the Prime Minister must be clear with the people about the deal she has stitched up with the DUP behind closed doors".

Standing outside 10 Downing St. today, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May tried to put a fearless face on the disastrous results of Thursday's vote.

"The timeframe set by Article 50 of the Treaty leaves us with no time to lose", Tusk, who acts on behalf of the EU's 28 national leaders, said in a congratulatory letter to May, referring to the divorce clause in the EU's Lisbon Treaty.

"As and when details are finalised both parties will put them forward".

For instance, Menon said, some pro-EU Conservative legislators may wait until the Brexit legislative program comes to Parliament to start attacking it.

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. This is still on.

"The irony of this is that Theresa May is calling this a certainty government and talking about how it's delivering certainty", said Brian Klaas, a fellow in comparative politics at the London School of Economics.

But Soubry said May's time in the top job would be limited.

'Nearly 13 million people voted for us to do it.

"We need a Brexiteer".

But Mr Johnson's spokesman said: "The Foreign Secretary is 100% supporting the Prime Minister and working with her to get the best deal for Britain".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on the Prime Minister to resign, saying she should "go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country".

In another move in her bid to cling to power, the Prime Minister has parted company with her two closest No. 10 aides, joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.

In a sign political developments in the United Kingdom were being closely watched in Brussels ahead of the Brexit talks, Martin Selmayr, senior aide to European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker, likened the aides' resignations to the sacrifice of a pawn in the game of chess, using the German word "bauernopfer" in a tweet. Referring to the "strong relationship" she had with the DUP, May said the new government would "guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks" that begin in 10 days.

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