Jeremy Corbyn vows to vote down Queen's Speech to topple Theresa May

Earlier, May's former head of communications launched a series of brutal attacks on the prime minister's decision to place so much trust in her two chiefs of staff and her inability to connect with voters or the rest of the party.

May on Sunday unveiled her full cabinet, which will meet for the first time on Monday, making few changes as she vowed to cling on despite pressure to quit.

"I don't detect any great appetite amongst my colleagues for presenting the public with a massive additional dose of uncertainty by getting involved in a self-indulgent Conservative Party internal election campaign.", Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers, told BBC TV.

However she still faces a potentially tricky meeting the same day with Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists (DUP), to finalise a deal on propping up her minority government.

"The interpretation that we have put on that people voted for three things in essence, control of borders, control of laws, control of money", Davis told BBC radio. He also said the government would "walk away" with no deal if talks broke down on ending Britain's four-decade membership of the bloc.

Former Conservative finance minister George Osborne, who Mrs May sacked after taking office, said she was now a "dead woman walking". Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, expressed those doubts publicly on Friday evening after speaking to May. After the opposition Labour party made hefty election gains by focusing heavily on national issues, May listed areas such as education and housing as top priorities.

Beyond that, everything would have to be thrashed out on an issue-by-issue basis, with the DUP potentially having the power of veto over any policy proposal with which it disagreed. "With Theresa May weak, the hard-line Eurosceptics in the Conservative party, who are more organised than the Remainers, will be able to take the Prime Minister hostage in their pursuit of a hard Brexit", he added.

He was ruthlessly axed as Justice Secretary by the PM past year after she swept into the top job.

European Union talks might not begin on June 19 as expected as May sets out her new policy programme that day, Brexit minister David Davis said.

"The Prime Minister thanked Mr Kenny for helping to make UK-Ireland relations stronger than ever, wished him well for the future and said she looked forward to continuing a close relationship with his successor".

The 1998 peace accord, which provides the template for powersharing at Stormont, commits the United Kingdom and Irish governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" when it comes to the differing political traditions in Northern Ireland.

The deal has also caused disquiet in Dublin, prompting Irish premier Enda Kenny to warn such an alliance could upset Northern Ireland's fragile peace.

London's neutrality is key to the delicate balance of power in Northern Ireland, which was once plagued by violence over Britain's control of the province.

  • Leroy Wright