Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 21:10
A snap survey on Saturday by the ConservativeHome website found 60 percent of party members saying May should step down.
After the Conservatives failed to obtain a majority government, May announced she meant to govern regardless through the support of the controversial Northern Irish party's 10 MPs.
"May won't be able to make any compromises because she lacks a broad parliamentary majority", he said.
He has also said that people will "look back at this whole climate change debate and ask ourselves how on Earth we were ever conned into spending billions of pounds".
The news came as May prepared to name the rest of her cabinet, after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would remain in their posts.
"The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", Corbyn told supporters in his Islington North constituency in north London.
"The success of the Labour Party winning more seats than expected was because they tapped into anxiety over public spending cuts since 2010, anxiety over the state of National Health Service, and also concerns with youth voters over the amount of student debt and access to United Kingdom housing - two big issues".
Adding to the turmoil, one newspaper said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is preparing to vie for her job after the Conservative party's disastrous election showing. Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, expressed those doubts publicly on Friday evening after speaking to May.
In the aftermath of the election results, the Labour leader said his party had "won" the election - despite being far short a majority.
Following the hung parliament result, DUP Arlene Foster has not yet revealed any detail of the party's likely demands.
"And there were plenty of calls to make sure the circle around her were wider and inclusive to prevent anyone believing the two principle advisers had any undue influence", he said.
"I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality". If she remains prime minister if her famously regicidal party does not defenestrate her immediately her majority will be neither strong nor stable, particularly because her party is riven by divisions over Brexit, too.
A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties. But the ballot-box humiliation has seriously - and possibly mortally - wounded her leadership just as Britain is about to begin complex exit talks with the European Union. But Britain's Saturday newspapers agreed she is just clinging on.
She seems secure for the immediate future, because senior Conservatives don't want to plunge the party into a damaging leadership contest.