UK Prime Minister Theresa May: Will she stay or go?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May: Will she stay or go?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May: Will she stay or go?

Party leader Arlene Foster, who fought a terrible campaign in the recent Assembly elections, has been given something to smile about with her party's bounce back in the general election.

As rumours swirled about plots to oust May, Johnson denied he was planning a leadership challenge.

"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. Or she could seek to govern through a so-called "confidence and supply" arrangement with other parties, in which they agree to support the minority government on vital matters, such as the Queen's Speech or the budget, in return for concessions.

Brancaccio: All right, but help us get a better sense of how these thorny negotiations of extricating Britain from the European Union are now going to proceed.

The Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats in Thursday's voting, has emerged as the most likely partner to form a coalition government.

Some analysts said it was hard to see May's Conservative party softening its line significantly on remaining in the European Union single market because it would mean accepting the free movement of people and that would make it much harder to control immigration.

She has spent the last seven weeks urging voters to "strengthen her hand" in negotiations, as she warned that losing "just six seats" would mean putting a "chaotic" Jeremy Corbyn in charge.

"I am backing Theresa May".

Mrs May said: "What the country needs now more than ever is certainty. We know when they must end", he said, referring to the March 2019 deadline.

Sinn Féin MPs do not take their seats in the House of Commons, meaning their seven MPs could not join in a Labour led coalition.

Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, told the BBC she had words with May over the DUP's record on LGBT rights.

High-profile casualties of a night of shock defeats included Liberal Democrat former leader and ex-deputy prime minister Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam, SNP former first minister Alex Salmond in Banff & Buchan and the SNP's leader in Westminster Angus Robertson in Moray.

The DUP backs the continuation of the "triple lock" on retirement payouts, which the Tories had proposed to ditch.

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers would keep their jobs, including finance minister Philip Hammond, May is expected to continue to appoint the government that will take on one of the most demanding negotiations in British history.

Members of the DUP are known for their socially conservative beliefs, such as opposition to gay marriage and a desire to restrict abortion.

The 1998 Good Friday agreement set up power sharing in Northern Ireland, largely ending years of sectarian violence. She's then got to present a programme to Parliament. By tradition, defeat on a Queen's Speech vote topples the government.

"We will have to see whether the negotiation chief will remain the same, how the relevant ministers will look", he said. Where I frame it is, we want a tariff-free access to the European market, we also want to maintain a very important university and research collaboration in Europe, and there's a whole host of European agencies - Euratom, security, environment - in which we wish to be part of.

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