Published: Tue, June 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

DUP to support minority government after deal reached


British Prime Minister Theresa May faced negotiations with a small Northern Irish party to maintain her power after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks are set to start.

Under the deal, the DUP will vote with the government on confidence and supply but not enter a formal coalition.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's office says the Democratic Unionist Party has agreed principles to support her Conservative minority government.

The arrangement will be discussed by the cabinet Monday. Those negotiations are due to start in, like, 10 days, and that support?

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on the Andrew Marr show he believed the Conservative Party and the DUP will be able to hold together in government.

Few, not least Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, expected the UK's prospects to have changed so dramatically overnight.

The heroine of the Conservative campaign, Scottish leader Ruth Davidson, signalled her opposition by tweeting a link to a same-sex marriage lecture she gave past year.

A number of Conservative Jewish students told The Algemeiner on Friday they were disappointed in their peers who voted in.

The DUP also called for a safeguarding of the rights of European Union citizens in the United Kingdom.

It said the campaign failed to get "Theresa's positive plan for the future across" or "notice the surge in Labour support, because modern campaigning techniques require ever-narrower targeting of specific voters, and we were not talking to the people who chose to vote for Labour".

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New poll suggests Labour would win a second general election. They're hardly going to make any major concessions, and she's going to have to go back to her Parliament with her divided party and try and get some obvious compromises through.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, meanwhile, fell on his sword after just six months in the job, after slumping to a distant third place in Skegness & Boston on a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party, which shed swathes of voters to Labour and Conservatives.

Senior Conservatives said there was no longer support in Parliament for a so-called "hard Brexit" after the party saw its Commons majority wiped out.

Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister, replaces joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said she had lost all legitimacy and called on her to stand aside and allow him to form an alternative administration, declaring: "We are ready to serve".

The 60-year-old leader confirmed most of her ministers in her top team, or cabinet, an apparent reversal of earlier plans to turf out those who were considered as less than loyal, a day after accepting the resignations of her two closest aides.

This is likely to pose an obstacle to the types of strict border controls advocated by those in the Conservative Party who support a "hard" Brexit.

May wanted to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc.

If May is to succeed in delivering the wish of the 52 percent of voters who opted previous year to take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to bridge the differences within her party to pass laws preparing for and enacting the departure.

By early afternoon all but one of the 650 seats had declared, with the Conservatives on 318, well short of the 326 they needed for an overall majority. These would be likely to include increases in funding for Northern Ireland. "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".

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