Britain votes: What next for the UK?
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 18:14
"As more results started to come through, it became clear that we were the party that had won most seats and most votes and felt it was incumbent on us at a critical time in our the country to form a government in the national interest", she said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May reached an "outline agreement" on Saturday with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party in order to be able to govern after a humiliating election that has left her authority in tatters.
"The prime minister has spoken with me this morning and we will enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge", Mrs Foster said in a brief statement.
There were also misgivings about relying on the DUP, which strongly opposes same-sex marriage and abortion.
The party's founder Ian Paisley spearheaded the Save Ulster from Sodomy in the 1970s, which was opposed to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Ireland, in fact, Northern Ireland was the last country within the United Kingdom to decriminalise homosexuality, which it did so in 1982.
Elsewhere, it was confirmed by Downing Street that May was keeping her senior ministers in the same positions they held before the election. They quit Saturday after becoming a focus of blame for the Conservatives' election disaster.
Davidson's Scottish Conservatives had a very successful election yesterday, winning 13 seats in Scotland, the most for the party since 1983.
Foster said Friday it would be "difficult" for May to continue in her role.
May said that her government would lead the country through upcoming Brexit negotiations with the European Union, and that she will work to keep the country safe following the recent attacks in London and Manchester.
Meanwhile, Arab money will be more important than ever in London as the city seeks to defend its key role in global finance in the chaos of Brexit.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's two chiefs of staff have resigned in the wake of the Conservative Party's disastrous election result.
Despite party leader Arlene Foster warning it would be hard for the prime minister to stay in No 10, discussions are certainly going on behind the scenes. The Conservatives did have a majority of five before the election.
Answer: It's an unusual situation in which no political party wins more than half of the 650 seats in the House of Commons.
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.
With the DUP providing the Conservatives a narrow, but crucial, majority in Parliament, it could have an outsized influence.
Resisting calls for her resignation, Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) to guide the United Kingdom through crucial Brexit talks.
Before the election Ben Gummer, the Cabinet Office Minister, had been tipped to take over the Brexit ministry, with Brexit secretary David Davis replacing Boris Johnson in the Foreign Office.
Deputy Leader of the Northern Irish Green Party Clare Bailey echoed those concerns, telling BuzzFeed News: "The resolution of legacy issues should not be compromised by any arrangement between the DUP and Conservatives".