Published: Tue, June 13, 2017
World News | By Penny Hart

Boris Johnson for UK Prime Minister? Enough of that 'tripe'

Boris Johnson for UK Prime Minister? Enough of that 'tripe'

"Theresa May is a dead woman walking". "I certainly think that there will be contact made over the weekend but I think it is too soon to talk about what we're going to do", she said. MONDAY, JUNE 19 - Brexit talks begin Talks on Britain's exit from the European Union are due to begin.

The Democratic Unionist Party have agreed in principle a deal to support a Conservative government, it has been announced.

To win back popular support, it seems that the left only needs to remember that it is, unashamedly, the left. That said May had "spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising" a deal in the coming week.

Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP.

But the Protestant DUP was founded to defend Northern Ireland's place in Britain against demands by Catholic republicans for a united Ireland.

Foster did not elaborate on the DUP's wish list of concessions but it will likely try to extract more money from the central government for public services in Northern Ireland. We've only just scratched the surface here. As one teaching student at the University of London told VOA, "I think most of us here were against Brexit previous year".

HUMILIATED Theresa May has vowed her government would lead Britain for the next five years, despite a disastrous election which robbed the Tories of their majority in Parliament.

The Conservatives' losses were largely gains for the Labor opposition, which defied polls and predictions to gain 29 seats - a vindication for leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose grip on the party appears to have strengthened.

The DUP, which increased its number of parliamentary seats from seven to 10, is in a strong position to drive a hard bargain, but that has already raised alarm bells amongst socially liberal Conservative lawmakers.

Labour's Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror newspaper he saw a route to power himself, although it was not clear how he would command the support of a majority of members of parliament.

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He told the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be prime minister". This is still on. "I would have thought that is enough for her to go", he was quoted as saying.

Mrs. May announced her intention to work with the DUP to form a government on Friday, just hours after an election that has left the United Kingdom with a hung parliament for the second time in seven years.

Another general election within months is also expected, Mr Corbyn said.

"It is quite possible there will be an election later this year or early next year and that might be a good thing because we can not go on with a period of great instability", he told the BBC.

With media asking whether May could remain in Downing Street after her electoral humiliation, ministers said now was not the time for the further uncertainty a party leadership contest would bring.

Concerns over the potential impact on the upcoming Brexit negotiations and May's future as Prime Minister are now being raised, with one minister telling BBC's Laura Kuenssberg it was "hard to see how she could stay after these results".

MINORITY GOVERNMENT May had called the snap election with a view to increasing the narrow majority she had inherited from her predecessor David Cameron.

The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. She is seeking a so-called confidence and supply deal, which would involve the DUP supporting the Conservatives on key votes but not joining a formal coalition.

Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability.

Johnson dismissed the reports as "tripe", tweeting late on Saturday that he was backing May.

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