'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

The DUP have already been a strong ally for the Conservatives, supporting them in parliamentary debates.

A spokesperson for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service told i: "We are a pro-choice country which supports a woman's right to choose and one where parliament recently voted for the decriminalisation of abortion up to 24 weeks". Their influence had increasingly angered senior ministers.

British media have reported that moves were afoot within May's party to dislodge her after her election gamble - aimed at increasing her party's majority in parliament ahead of Brexit talks - backfired.

The change may help to quell some of the unrest within the party.

On Sunday, she promised to clamp down on Islamist extremism, particularly with more online regulation.

Earlier, Arlene Foster, the leader of the DUP confirmed she would be meeting Mrs May in Downing Street on Tuesday with a view to finalising a deal to prop up a minority Tory government.

All eyes have turned to the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), and many on the mainland are wondering for first time exactly who they are, and what they believe in.

The 1998 peace accord, which provides the template for powersharing at Stormont, commits the United Kingdom and Irish governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" when it comes to the differing political traditions in Northern Ireland.

"So far as neutrality is concerned, the Labour Party was closely allied with the SDLP (Social Democratic and Labour Party) when it was part of the Good Friday Agreement and that did not cause a problem so I don't see that there would be a problem there".

The turmoil engulfing May has increased the chance that Britain will fall out of the European Union in 2019 without a deal.

With Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Brexit Secretary David Davis, and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon all retaining their posts, there was speculation any reshuffle could be limited to replacing the eight ministers who lost their seats in the election.

"Other personnel issues are for other days", she said when asked about their future.

"There are a lot of uncertainties", he told AFP from his company's offices soon after the start of London trading.

The British pound tumbled on Friday against the USA dollar and the euro before stabilising, down 1.7 and 1.4 percent against the two currencies respectively.

In a pooled broadcast interview, Mrs May hinted she could be prepared to sacrifice them to appease her critics once she has completed her ministerial appointments.

May has said Brexit talks will begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament. But, it is clear, the deal is yet to be struck. "I'm sure many of them will want to vote for government measures needed to execute our departure from the European Union". From whom? From her party?

Some senior Tories have made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives' losing their overall majority in Parliament. I mean, just seven weeks ago she surprised everyone by announcing there would be a snap election.

Meanwhile the main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he stands ready to lead the country and that a new general election could be held within months.

And Paisley once declared the country and western style of dancing as "sinful".

The alliance makes some modernizing Conservatives uneasy.

Managing that process will not be easy.

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.

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