Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

Mrs May is attempting to shore up her position in Number 10 as the head of a minority government and has sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to lead talks with the Democratic Unionist Party.

May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced on Saturday that they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party.

May wanted to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc.

May had planned to form an alliance with the Northern Irish political party and had issued a statement saying they had made a deal.

The DUP is similar to the "religious right" in the United States and takes a hardline stance on social issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion.

But with May's personal authority in tatters, there were reports that moves were afoot within her Conservative Party to dislodge her, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was insisting she could be ousted and he could replace her.

In a resignation message on the ConservativeHome website, Mr Timothy said: "I take responsibility for my part in this election campaign, which was the oversight of our policy programme".

The right-wing British press speculated Sunday that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a former journalist and the former Mayor of London, was plotting a leadership coup.

Sinn Féin's northern leader Michelle O'Neill said the new arrangement will "end in tears".

The new arithmetic of the House of Commons will also makes Brexit negotiations more hard. Almost 13 million people voted for us to do it.

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"As and when details are finalised both parties will put them forward", the statement reads. "He also noted the absence of any nationalist voice in Westminster following the election". But the wooing of the DUP risks upsetting the political balance in Northern Ireland by aligning London more closely with the pro-British side in the divided province, where a power-sharing government with Irish nationalists is now suspended. Conservative MPs are publicly airing their anger, some calling for her ouster and others demanding radical change in her style of leadership.

At the same time Ruth Davidson, leader of the Conservatives in Scotland - where the party reversed the trend in England and gained MPs - has called for a new approach building cross-party support for an "open Brexit".

In calling for early elections, May said she wanted a strong mandate as her government confronts what are likely to be hard negotiations with the European Union on the terms of Brexit.

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Earlier, May's former head of communications launched a series of brutal attacks on the prime minister's decision to place so much trust in her two chiefs of staff and her inability to connect with voters or the rest of the party. May said that he would bring "considerable experience" to the post.

She is expected to make further appointments to her Cabinet on Saturday, but a full scale reshuffle is off the table given the damage done to Mrs May's standing by the election result.

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

May also said she would be meeting with her cabinet on Monday and going to France on Tuesday for meetings with French President Macron.

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