Boris Johnson stresses loyalty to UK PM May in leaked text - ITV

Nick Mcbride
June 12, 2017

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May was working to fill out the ranks of her minority government Saturday after an election that proved disastrous for her Conservative Party and complicating for Britain's exit from the European Union.

Ahead of the election, Corbyn offered United Kingdom voters the most left-wing, big government policy agenda for almost 40 years - and crucially an end to seven years of Conservative "austerity" policies and campaigning on promises to push for better funding for health and education.

In a resignation statement on the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and missed signs of surging support for the opposition Labour Party.

The DUP's demands are likely to be similar to a list it published before the 2015 general election, where the Conservatives ultimately secured a majority and did not need DUP support.

Frustrated by a year of British foot-dragging and faced by more uncertainty in the aftermath of the country's general election, the European Union on Friday had a clear proposal of when to start the Brexit negotiations: How about tomorrow morning?

Speaking as she was re-elected MP for Maidenhead, Mrs May said: "At this time, more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability".

The Times of London said in an editorial that "the election appears to have been, among other things, a rejection of the vague but harshly worded prospectus for Brexit for which Mrs".

In her post-election reshuffle, May said she appointed ministers that reflect "the wealth of talent and experience across the Conservative Party".

Labour accused the Prime Minister "burying her head in the sand" in trying to carry on as though nothing had happened.

The spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister reiterated that the Government's approach and objectives in the forthcoming talks to re-establish the Northern Ireland Executive remained unchanged".

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Asset purchases (QE) will remain at $60 billion per month until December and beyond if necessary. The euro hit a one-week low of US$1.11995, down around 0.4 per cent on the day, as Draghi spoke.

The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262.

In an attack on Mrs May he said: "The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate".

Other senior Conservatives however warned against a leadership challenge with Iain Duncan Smith saying it would be a "grave error".

"And, I even hope, that closer co-operation between the DUP and the Conservative Party will lead to a change in the DUP's attitude towards LGBT rights, especially with a view to unblocking the issue of equal marriage Northern Ireland".

Asked Sunday if she is now just a caretaker leader, May noted that "I said during the election campaign that if elected I would intend to serve a full term". One of its former MPs, Iris Robinson, the wife of former DUP leader and Northen Ireland First Minister, Peter Robinson, has described homosexuality as an "abomination". "But what I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job". I think that those people harm themselves and - without caring about it - harm society.

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

But another prominent internal critic, former education secretary Nicky Morgan, said Mrs May should "carry on" and was "entitled" to see whether she can form an administration.

Seven Republican Sinn Fein members who want a united Ireland were also elected on Thursday, but they do not attend or vote as the party does not recognize Westminster rule.

"As more results started to come through, it became clear that we were the party that had won most seats and most votes and felt it was incumbent on us at a critical time in our the country to form a government in the national interest", she said.

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