Theresa May to form minority United Kingdom government

12 Juin, 2017, 20:40 | Author: Claudine Rigal

The country is now rudderless, just days before formal negotiations begin on June 19 to finalise Britain's divorce from the European Union.

The party's chief whip, Jeffrey Donaldson, told the BBC the DUP was willing to talk with the Conservatives in the event of a hung parliament and lend his party's support to them on issues such as Brexit. "It appears clear they were determined this time to make a difference and vote".

Another senior Tory who may have his eye on the top seat is Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, who is known to disagree with May on some key policies, and - as a "Remainer" who, by dint of his position, would have been instrumental in the Brexit negotiations in any case, could well be seen as a stable option in the middle of the Conservatives turmoil.

"But equally, we want the best for all of the United Kingdom".

According to its election manifesto, the DUP supports the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, but on the provison that the border with its neighbor, EU member Ireland, remains "frictionless".

Conservative Party insiders are also wondering how long May will last.

Davidson, one of the few Conservatives to emerge as a victor from the election after she increased the party's presence in Scotland, said she had demanded, and received, "categoric assurance" from May that the policy would not change.

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The Labour leader, who has insisted the Conservatives lost the election despite being the largest party, was photographed by Times columnist Giles Coren at the football practice in sunny north London as the Prime Minister grappled with the fallout of losing her majority.

As a leader of a minority government, May will be forced to adopt a more consensus based approach, and this could lead her vulnerable to rivals within the party, should Brexit negotiations run into difficulty.

That did not help May, who in her previous role as interior minister had overseen cuts in the number of police officers.

Her new government was "wonderfully weak and unstable", he said, paraphrasing Mrs May's "strong and stable" election mantra.

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But that was a small price to pay for May, because it headed off the immediate calls for May's resignation from both the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and some in her own party. The tabloid Sun said succinctly: "She's had her chips".

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said the idea of a new independence referendum "is dead".

May had unexpectedly called the snap election seven weeks ago, even though no vote was due until 2020.

"This is a very bad moment for the Conservative Party, and we need to take stock", Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said. Based on that, it looks like Scotland won't be going anywhere soon.

With the Tories earning 318 seats and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) clinching 10 across the Irish Sea, the pair would have two more MPs than the 326 minimum required.

The DUP opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and formerly opposed gay sex even being legal.

Once again, voters succeeding in confounding expectations, delivering surprise victories and resounding losses.

"The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial.

The result represents "an quake in Labour politics", political analyst Robin Oakley told CNN.

'The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence, ' he said.

Sky's Ireland correspondent David Blevins said: "If they're going to squeeze out some concession from the Tories, is that concession going to frustrate Sinn Fein to the point where the prospect of devolution disappears and there is direct rule from Westminster again in Northern Ireland - with the potential of that direct rule being imposed by a Tory government shored up by the Democratic Unionists".


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