British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result

  • British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result

British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result

While, as expected, PM Theresa May is forming a minority government supported by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the bigger question is whether she is a "dead woman walking", as previous Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne put it. PM Theresa May called for a snap election in order to consolidate power within the Conservative Party and House of Commons, as she was greatly ahead in opinion polls at that time.

Many MPs are angry over what they see as an unnecessary vote that has cost several lawmakers their seats and are demanding she run a more open, collegiate government after her first months of a dictatorial regime.

A stream of Conservative lawmakers walked into 10 Downing St. on Sunday to learn if they had been promoted, demoted or kept in their posts.

Senior (Other OTC: SNIRF - news) figures, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who is touted as the favourite to replace May should she be forced out, have pledged loyalty and called on colleagues to rally behind her.

It follows the resignations of her co-chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill whose abrasive style upset ministers and who were blamed by many in the party for the abysmal election campaign.

"I genuinely think that the people of this country. have had enough of this stuff, I think what they want is. for us to get on, deliver Brexit and deliver on their priorities and Theresa May is by far the best person, and she's the best-placed person to deliver that".

But rumors swirled of plots to oust May.

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.

May will chair a meeting of her new cabinet on Monday, before hearing first-hand the anger of Tory members of Parliament who blame her for the catastrophic election campaign that cost the party its parliamentary majority.

Mr Adams said the republican party is ready to do business with the DUP and the other main political parties in a bid to salvage devolution.

Former Treasury chief George Osborne, who was sacked by May a year ago, called the prime minister a "dead woman walking", and Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time.

He stressed he did not share their ultra-conservative views on issues such as abortion and homosexuality, which have caused disquiet among many Conservatives.

"Contrary to much of the media and political commentary, the majority of businesses...were broadly satisfied with current regulatory approaches in their sectors.many spoke to the overall quality of European Union regulations and rulemaking processes", the report said.

He said: "I think we have a job to do and the job is try to provide the most steady government we most possibly can". And on Tuesday, she sits down with Arlene Foster, the Democratic Unionist leader. The premier was unable to carry out wholesale cabinet changes that had been mooted before the election, with most ministers staying in the same jobs.

In March, before calling the election, May triggered the two-year timetable for Britain to leave the EU.

Davis also suggested the government would focus on the divorce proceedings before moving on to trade.

The MP for West Belfast said: "The new seven-strong Sinn Fein team of MPs is hitting the ground running".

The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement.

Mr Green said talks with the DUP were "going well", adding: "At this very important time, we want to produce a substantial Queen's Speech".

The alliance makes some modernizing Conservatives uneasy. Attention in the United Kingdom media has largely focused on its opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage, while putting forward some populist polices aimed at reversing some austerity measures that would be at odds with the pro-austerity agenda outlined in May's manifesto.

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood warned that the future of Northern Ireland could not be left "in the hands of a Tory-DUP government".