Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Marsha Scott
June 12, 2017

May vows to provide stability.

"We don't know when Brexit talks start".

But Theresa May has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists to guide the United Kingdom through crucial Brexit talks.

Great Britain's preparations to leave the European Union descended into chaos Friday after the failure of May to secure a majority win in the election she called in order to strengthen her hand in upcoming negotiations with the EU.

It would also in theory make it cheaper for foreign people and companies to spend and invest in Britain, though analysts say any gains would likely be offset by the chilling effect the general uncertainty will have on business investment.

Polling day on Thursday delivered a slap to May, leaving her eight seats short of the 326-seat mark for an overall majority. Labour had won 258 seats. "We need stability", she said.

After winning his own seat in north London, Corbyn said May's attempt to win a bigger mandate had backfired.

May's room for maneuver has been eroded by the election drubbing which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament, and she has kept many ministers in their jobs. Exports of goods and services account for about 27 per cent of the British economy, with nearly half of exports going to the EU.

"She needs to consider her position", said Anna Soubry, an anti-Brexit Conservative lawmaker. "That's not a matter for me", she said.

May is clinging to power despite losing her Commons majority.

The Prime Minister's former communications chief Katie Perrior, who left Downing Street when the election was called, hit out at the two aides' "rude, abusive, childish behaviour".

Sinn Fein was already suspicious of Tory neutrality because of the party's traditional closeness to the DUP but any form of coalition will chill relations further. Timothy conceded in a statement that he had failed to carry out an effective election campaign, while Hill made no mention of her performance. The negotiations had been due to start around June 19. One mess risks following another.

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It turns out it was running on autopilot and the Prime Minister was visiting Potemkin villages that looked winnable but were really enemy territory.

Poll finds voters would be less likely to vote Conservative under Johnson.

The initial tally shows voters abandoning the Conservative Party, of which the current prime minister, Theresa May, is a member.

That would make the course of Brexit even harder to predict.

"They, like us, I hope now want to have a successful Brexit, an agreement that works for us, that works for the European Union, that does not jeopardise the jobs and trade we do with Europe, but still implements the overall result of the referendum previous year".

But there is speculation she may now be forced to soften her approach, which had included a threat to walk away without a new trade deal in place.

She could do this either by forming a formal coalition with one or more other parties, which would give those parties seats in her Cabinet.

May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party, which has 10 seats in Parliament, had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government.

The Liberal Democrats said May should be "ashamed" of carrying on. Kasowitz also said that Trump didn't pressure Comey.

"Referencing a campaign trail comment she made, he wrote: "'I will be a bloody hard woman to Junker' said May 5 weeks ago.

In Scotland, the pro-independence SNP were in retreat despite winning most seats.

The three are; Adam Afriyie who has a Ghanaian father won Windsor for the Conservative taking 64.4% of the vote.

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