UK Leader Theresa May Makes DUP Deal, Plans To Form Government

Downing Street says she plans to meet the queen at 12:30 p.m. local time (1130 GMT).

Ultimately, Mr. Khan feels whatever happens, the United Kingdom is destined to have an unstable government for the foreseeable future - and another General Election is likely soon, perhaps even before the conclusion of 2017. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations". We know when they must end.

Britain triggered the two-year negotiations on March 29.

Former Business Minister Anna Soubry called for her to "consider her position" after a "disastrous" election campaign. Conservatives are said to be upset at being thrust (in some cases, against their better judgment) into a snap election, only to essentially lose it. "Let's put our minds together on striking a deal".

The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform.

In a statement to The Associated Press, the legislature's Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt quipped: "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention".

Among the victims was Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer, the author of the Conservatives' widely-criticised manifesto.

Instead, her strategy backfired as the election took away the Conservative majority and sent the country into political turmoil.

He said it was yet "another own goal, after Cameron now May". The Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell short by eight.

GETTYProtesters were furious about the prospect of a DUP coalition

Initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland's DUP after Mrs. Mr Farage said he did not believe Ukip "has been seen to be relevant" in the election, adding on Sky News: "The party itself in terms of any campaigning machine, any sort of central messaging, it's lost an very bad lot of that".

Anand Menon, professor of politics at King's College London, said her lack of a parliamentary majority made it far more likely that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal. She's now attempting to form a government. "Politics is not going back into the box where it was before". Surprisingly, most of its lost votes went to Corbyn's left-wing party. The final results will be announced later this afternoon (Friday).

Nobody wants to see its return, but there are fears on both sides that Brexit could awake old demons - and usher in a "hard border", with customs checkpoints and immigration controls.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage also predicted the staunchly pro-Union, pro-Brexit DUP would do a deal with the Conservatives.

Britain has a hung parliament after the Conservatives lost their majority on an extraordinary night.

Discussions between the British government and the European Union are formally set to begin later this month.

This reflects the weakness of her position after losing her majority. Meanwhile, Labour - previously written off by critics - surged to 261 seats, up 29 from 2015.

Speaking outside Number 10 after a meeting with the Queen to seal her continued premiership, she asserted only the Conservatives and the DUP have "the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons" having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the General Election.

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