Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 12, 2017,
Jun 12, 2017, 22:09
The announcement came after May lost Downing St. chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who resigned Saturday.
British media said moves were afoot in Mrs May's Conservative Party to dislodge her, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who exceeded expectations in the election, insisted she could be ousted and he could replace her.
And when it comes to women's rights, the DUP is equally regressive.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, riding a wave of acclaim for his party's unexpectedly strong showing, called on May to resign. "Ultimately, with a big majority for the Conservatives confirming a "hard-but-smooth" Brexit base case, we think that abating uncertainty risks could see GBP/USD head towards 1.34 in the near term", Citi strategists said in a note last month.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, a member of May's Conservative party, told the BBC: "What we do have now is an understanding of the outline proposals that would underpin that working agreement". "He's in a permanent leadership campaign so I am not sure it qualifies as news", he said.
Help stop and votes of no confidence in the House of Commons - confidence part of the deal.
Q: What happens if no party is able to form a government?
May spoke to the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny over the phone on Sunday. "He also noted the absence of any nationalist voice in Westminster following the election".
"If the United Kingdom only improves by this much at each election, we will not see equal representation in parliament until 2062", she said.
European Council President Donald Tusk warned there was "no time to lose" in starting the negotiations, with the two-year countdown to Britain's exit from the European bloc already well underway.The Conservatives and the DUP, a socially conservative party that backed Brexit, are expected to work together on a vote-by-vote basis rather than enter a formal alliance.
Former Conservative minister Anna Soubry added that the premier "is in a very hard place. she now has to obviously consider her position". Conservative MPs are publicly airing their anger, some calling for her ouster and others demanding radical change in her style of leadership.
Conservatives, however, argued that in the event of a stalemate at Parliament, May gets the opportunity to form a government first, as her predecessor David Cameron did in 2010 when there was also no clear victor.
And finally, the DUP will want assurances on the constitutional future of Northern Ireland.
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Michael Gove has been appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. France said the election result would not call into question Britain's decision to exit. May said that he would bring "considerable experience" to the post.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks watched by her husband Philip in 10 Downing street, London, as she addresses the press Friday, June 9, 2017 following an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace where she asked to form a government.
Roger Scully the Wales Governance Centre said, if the poll is correct, Labour will enjoy its best election result in Wales since 2001. "But what I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job". Some also take the view that a big majority would allow her to make compromises with Brussels, in contrast to a hardline approach to date that has prioritized issues like immigration and trade over access to Europe's lucrative single market.