May to form government with DUP backing
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 12, 2017,
Jun 12, 2017, 21:00
She failed to express contrition for her gamble that spectacularly backfired, but newspaper headlines reflected the sense that she has been deeply wounded.
"I have no doubt at all that Theresa May will continue to serve and work hard as Prime Minister - and do it brilliantly".
"From hubris to humiliation", said the left-leaning Guardian.
Ruth Davidson, who is gay, plans to marry her partner in the near future and said she had been straightforward with Mrs.
This is the party that Theresa May is doing a deal with, in her desperate bid to stay at number 10 Downing Street.
But Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister has lost out.
Those talks, expected to be the most complex in post-World War Two European history, are supposed to wrap up before the end of March 2019, the date when Britain is officially scheduled to leave the bloc - a timeline that was already considered ambitious before May's electoral debacle.
Many (not all) Brexit campaigners would class Theresa May's Conservatives as essentially the same as the Labour party ("Barely a cigarette paper between them" as Nigel Farage says), and there was always the worry that she would attempt to keep the United Kingdom under European Union jurisdiction through back door treaties on the ECHR and on deals for access to the Single Market.
The Good Friday Agreement was a major development in the peace process of the 1990s that brought peace to the region after decades of conflict.
Initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland's DUP after Mrs.
The party is seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to stay in power.
Her Downing Street office initially announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the smaller party to contradict that account hours later.
Tim Sharp, the pensions policy officer for the Trade Union Congress (TUC), said he is hopeful the DUP position may derail the Conservative plan to scrap the triple lock. At the start of the campaign, she was enjoying poll leads of 20 points or more over the main opposition Labour Party. Too early to tell, though time is running out for May and her team to settle down and they have a long and tough task ahead.
Former Business Minister Anna Soubry called for her to "consider her position" after a "disastrous" election campaign.
The Labour leader, who survived an attempt to oust him by his own MPs before the election, now expects that he will be able to attract some of the party's biggest names to serve on his front bench.
The prime minister has since come under fire for hubris, as well as a poor performance on the campaign trail and a manifesto blunder that alienated many core supporters. But few believe she can hang on for more than a few months.