May clings to power despite election fail
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 12, 2017,
Jun 12, 2017, 5:43
He and his aides are preparing a program for government that they intend to present to the House of Commons next week. While Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, made a series of passionate and sure-footed performances in the final stages of the campaign, Mrs May was privately described by some Tory candidates as "Maybot" - repeating near-identical lines in her speeches. So she flung the dice and lost.
"A reduced parliamentary majority for the Conservative Party means that the party's Eurosceptics are more influential".
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said they would be willing to negotiate with Prime Minister Theresa May to help her form a government as it saw its vote surge at elections to Britain's parliament. May confirms she would keep her senior Ministers in the same posts.
Ministers push for foreign secretary to take over from PM after disastrous poll results. Graham Brady, a lawmaker who chairs a committee which oversees leadership challenges, says Ms. But this should come as little surprise from the party whose former leader ran the 'Save Ulster from Sodomy' campaign, opposing the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1977.
"Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years, and this gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interests of the whole United Kingdom", May said.
"I don't think there is any great appetite either for a leadership contest or, the public will be relieved to hear, for a general election", he added.
Pro-Brexit politicians also sensed a shift. She wanted, for example, an end to the automatic right of EU nationals to settle in the U.K. She wanted total control over U.K. trade while maintaining full access to the EU single market, while massively reducing or even eliminating the U.K.'s budget contribution to EU coffers. He later said it was it was "pretty clear who has won this election".
Anna Soubry, former Tory minister, said Mrs May "now obviously has to consider her position.it was a awful campaign".
He told the Sunday Mirror on Saturday: 'I can still be prime minister.
Sinn Fein was on course to win as many as 7 of the remaining seats, up from 4 in 2015.
Senior EU officials were comfortable with Mrs May's snap election because they thought a larger Conservative majority would make for a more stable negotiating partner in what are clearly going to be hard talks.
The result has badly damaged May's political authority. That was its lowest level since May called the election on April 18.
Mr Kenny, who will formally retire as Taoiseach in the coming days to be replaced by new Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar, said he spoke with Mrs May about protecting the Good Friday Agreement.
"Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on the phone to Taoiseach Enda Kenny today".
"Our shared responsibility and urgent task now is to conduct the negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union in the best possible spirit, securing the least disruptive outcome for our citizens, businesses and countries after March 2019", he said.
The European Parliament president stressed the importance of a "stable government" in the United Kingdom at the start of the Brexit negotiations, set to begin on June 19.
A hung parliament, though viewed as less likely, would have an even greater impact on the talks, nearly certainly delaying their start while a coalition government was formed in London and set about redefining the UK's Brexit negotiating positions.