United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Hill is known for her aggressive treatment of senior ministers and other May staff, while Timothy is considered responsible for shaping the Conservative election platform, which proved so unpopular with voters that one Conservative member of Parliament, Nigel Evans, said, "We didn't shoot ourselves in the foot; we shot ourselves in the head". Theresa May had a slender majority in the United Kingdom parliament, and told the British people that a new election was necessary, to ensure that she could "secure the best deal for the UK", during the negotiations on the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.

Ms Davidson, who is gay, spoke out after Mrs May outlined a plan to seek a deal with the socially hardline party, which has 10 seats in the Commons, to prop up her minority administration.

And the other thing, I think, which I think caught us by surprise was the sheer effectiveness of the campaigning by Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the Labour Party who fought a very authentic campaign - quite an old fashioned campaign, in some ways - with big open-air rallies where he really energized people.

She inherited a 17-seat majority in the Commons, but called the snap vote to take advantage of opinion polls putting her on course for a landslide.

May's election campaign was shambolic.

In return, she won effusive pledges of loyalty.

The rise of Corbyn and the success of the Labour Party has been watched with excitement by leftists around the world. By tradition, defeat on a Queen's Speech vote topples the government. Not so, on this occasion.

Jeremy Corbyn vowed to lead Britain out of the European Union as he insisted Labour is "ready any time" for another general election. Without such a majority, the government can not be assured of passing legislation and often has to rely on the support of other parties.

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MARTIN: But she is talking to a party out in Northern Ireland called the Democratic Unionists in an effort to form a coalition that would allow her to govern. Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, who is a lesbian, expressed those doubts publicly on Friday evening, after speaking to May.

The party has spoken about the need to a "frictionless" border with Ireland, but early reports suggest that the DUP wants a guarantee that there will be no special status for Northern Ireland in Brexit talks, something Sinn Féin has pushed for.

The DUP is the reason why Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom without same-sex marriage. Now, if Theresa May really is going to sign up her party for a parliamentary arrangement of support for the Democratic Unionists, that appears to fundamentally undermine the entire basis of the Northern Ireland peace process. The U.K. Independence Party, which won 12.6 percent in the last election, saw its vote share collapse: It earned just 2 percent of the vote and lost its only seat in Westminster.

Ahead of the talks with Conservatives, a senior DUP member said any deal will not extend beyond a confidence and supply arrangement. Whilst the DUP and the Conservatives do share some values, the DUP are startlingly controversial, and many Conservatives will find it hard to reconcile the differences between the parties.

ARLENE Foster has revealed this morning she plans to fly to London on Tuesday to meet with Theresa May and sort out the Tory-DUP deal. Corbyn and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron have both called for May to resign.

More worryingly, the Metro reported that the DUP has links to Northern Irish terrorist groups. However, the Liberal Democrats ruled out a coalition in 2017's election.

The DUP has repeatedly used a controversial Stormont voting mechanism - the petition of concern - to prevent the legalisation of same-sex marriage, despite a majority of MLAs supporting the move at the last vote.

"We are going to see, I hope, more collective decision-making in the cabinet".

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