British prime minister names new chief of staff
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 19:28
The protest comes the day after Mrs May formed a minority government propped up by the DUP, having failed to win a majority in Thursday's General Election.
They plan to use the DUP's 10 Westminster seats to support their government and help them pass legislation.
"And I felt it was incumbent on us at a critical time in our country to form a government in the national interest and that is what I am doing", she added.
The DUP is also highly socially conservative, opposes gay marriage and abortion, and has young earth creationists who do not believe in evolution among its members.
Number 10 had earlier said: "We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week".
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, speaking after being re-elected in Islington North, said it was time for Mrs May to "make way" for a government that would be "truly representative of the people of this country".
May's position seems safe for the near future because Britain must start negotiations later this month on leaving the European Union, but most British newspapers agreed Saturday that she is only just clinging on.
Ms Foster described the uncertainty facing the United Kingdom, following the recent terror attacks, the close run election and Brexit negotiations on the horizon.
However, some of the party's other stances are raising concerns about where British politics could head now, with the party adopting a much more influential position.
TONY TRAVERS: It's going to be incredibly hard for the Conservative government.
A petition to stop the Tories doing a deal with Northern Ireland's DUP has hit more than 300,000 signatures in just 12 hours.
Meanwhile, Labour, which had been written off by critics as all but unelectable, surged to 261 seats, up 29 from its tally in the 2015 election.
"They, like us, I hope now want to have a successful Brexit, an agreement that works for us, that works for the European Union, that does not jeopardise the jobs and trade we do with Europe, but still implements the overall result of the referendum previous year".
After winning his own seat in north London, Corbyn said May's attempt to win a bigger mandate had backfired.
On top of this, there will now probably also be an internal wrangle in the Tory party over who might replace May as leader and prime minister.
May spent the campaign denouncing Corbyn as the weak leader of a spendthrift party that would crash Britain's economy and flounder in Brexit talks, while she would provide "strong and stable leadership" to clinch a good deal for Britain. The Czech Prime Minister said Britain should not be granted any extension on the 2-year Brexit deadline.