Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit

Green would be expected to stand in for May at prime minister’s questions David Mirzoeff  PA

Green would be expected to stand in for May at prime minister’s questions David Mirzoeff PA

British Prime Minister Theresa May's office said Sunday talks were still ongoing with the Democratic Unionist Party on seeking its support for a Conservative government after earlier saying an outline agreement had been reached.

The results of the snap United Kingdom election called three years beforehand by PM Theresa May are out, and reveal a strategic blunder, as in the case of the Brexit referendum under David Cameron, who resigned on that score. Theresa May called this election to strengthen her grip on power at a time when the British tabloids and the opinion polls painted Mr.

Mrs May responded that the DUP deal "would provide stability and certainty for the United Kingdom going forward", her office said.

They formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to take away a winter fuel allowance and make them pay more for long-term care.

The timing is challenging, with Britain due to start negotiating the terms of its exit from the European Union with the bloc's 27 other members on June 19. "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new parliament", it said. May had called the election to build upon her majority; instead, the party lost it. "They (the DUP) are going to support us on the big Brexit, economic and security issues facing this country", he said.

Investors worry that a minority Conservative government would be weaker in Brexit talks, which start on June 19 and are to last for at least the next two years.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, one of May's most loyal supporters, said he disagreed with Osborne's description of her as a "dead woman walking" and he expected Conservative lawmakers to rally behind her. Conservative MPs are publicly airing their anger, some calling for her ouster and others demanding radical change in her style of leadership.

The Telegraph newspaper, seen as leaning toward Britain's Conservative Party, reported Friday - citing anonymous party sources - that May had been put "on notice" by her Conservative colleagues not to bend to the wishes of opposition parties and soften her stance on Brexit negotiations. She is now staring at a coalition government, perhaps with the Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats.Though she has "no intention of resigning", her political and personal credit now stands on slippery ground, with ambitious contenders like Boris Johnson reportedly staking claim to the leadership.

Downing Street said it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting.

Any concessions on these points are likely to antagonise the nationalist republican Sinn Fein, with whom the DUP shared power before their government collapsed earlier this year amid a breakdown in trust. "We do not agree and we do not have to agree with these social issues and I certainly don't".

"I am backing Theresa May", he said.

"We can't go on with a period of great instability", he said, adding that the Labour Party was ready to fight another election campaign.

"I was fairly straightforward with her and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party", Davidson told the BBC.

On Brexit, Corbyn said he wanted "tariff-free access to the European market" and to maintain membership of key European agencies, as well as European Convention on Human Rights and European Court of Human Rights but he confirmed he would press ahead with leaving the EU if he became prime minister.

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