Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

As she sat taking in the morning sun next to Wakefield's cathedral, the Conservative voter mused on how Corbyn had led a campaign focusing on national issues such as funding the beloved National Health Service. "It would be very foolish for anyone to want to stand down in the Labour Party tonight after this result".

As May plans to form a minority government propped up with the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the far-reaching implications of this election natural disaster are soon to be felt around the world.

He said: "The only talk of replacing a leader is around Theresa May".

"I felt passionate about voting to make sure Theresa May knew that young people like me would never support her or a Conservative government", said 23-year-old student Janet Walsh, who voted Labour.

The survey predicted the Conservatives will get 314 seats and the Labour Party 266.

"Corbyn emerges stronger than ever, May emerges commanding the most seats but weaker than ever, with absolutely no gain in her mandate", said Jonathan Golub, an expert in British politics at Reading University.

"Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations", Donald Tusk, leader of the EU's ruling council, wrote in a tweet. The Conservatives are in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to form a minority government.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, riding a wave of acclaim for his party's unexpectedly strong showing, called on May to resign.

But May, facing scorn for running a lacklustre campaign, was determined to hang on.

A source close to the DUP said the party was seeking more funding for the province and concessions for former British soldiers in exchange for supporting May.

Cutting a deal with the DUP, which won 10 seats, may not be straightforward.

EUs chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, indicated Brexit talks now be delayed from the date set for its start. In Corbyn's case, the Labour faction of Blairites, aligned to the centrist policies of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, have repeatedly attempted to undermine him despite his populist support, and even forced him to survive a leadership challenge previous year.

Last night, from South Stockton in Yorkshire, to Weaver Vale in Cheshire and Canterbury in Kent (Tory-held for more than 100 years), the party won seats with its radical programme.

Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key
Theresa May is to leave her most senior Cabinet team in place after her General Election gamble backfired disastrously. Sunday's United Kingdom newspapers were unsparing, with The Observer writing: "Discredited, humiliated, diminished".

European Union budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger, meanwhile, warned that May was now likely to be a "weak" negotiating partner, which could also be bad for Europe. First, the Brexit negotiations, whether under the Conservatives or Labour, will be a protracted mess.

Honeyman said Corbyn gives some voters "the impression that he wouldn't necessarily do the right thing for Britain".

"Let's call it "shooting-yourself-in-the-footism", he said.

Sterling sank against the dollar and the euro as investors questioned who was now going to control the Brexit process. The result ended his career and shocked Europe. If Britain has an untidy break from the European Union, companies may be forced to relocate to mainland Europe, and in fact some are already doing so.

Elections tend to pique the public's political interest, but people do not need to wait until elections before making their voice heard again.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic.

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed ministers to her shaky government Sunday, as some Conservative colleagues rallied to support her - and others said her days were numbered after last week's disastrous election. May stunned the world in April by calling this June election, three years ahead of schedule.

"It gives you an anchor and a way in, and then you can start learning about the different ways that committees, lobby groups, MPs, peers, academics and all the other people influence what goes on there".

As Mrs May seeks to shore up DUP support, could Labour leader Corbyn mount a challenge for Downing Street?

"I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality".

Then, attacks in Manchester and London that killed a total of 30 people brought the campaign to a halt - twice, sent a wave of anxiety through Britain and forced May to defend the government's record on fighting terrorism. "She's a zombie prime minister".

"May won't be able to make any compromises because she lacks a broad parliamentary majority", he said. They could not possibly prefer a Labour Party that is itself divided over Brexit.

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