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Theresa May to form new government with DUP support after hung Parliament

13 June 2017

In fact, when May called the election on April 18, her Conservative Party held a huge lead in public opinion polls along with its slim majority in parliament.

"Theresa May is a dead woman walking, it just remains to be seen how long she remains on death row", George Osborne, the former United Kingdom chancellor who was sacked by May previous year, told the BBC on Sunday.

After calling a snap election in order to extend what was a 17-seat majority, Friday's results left May's Conservative party with fewer seats and a humiliating and destabilising hung parliament after losing its majority.

Reports surfaced Saturday that May was nearing a final deal to form a government with the help Democratic Unionist Party, a socially conservative, primarily Protestant bloc based in Northern Ireland.

The Conservatives now plan to reach a so-called confidence and supply agreement with the DUP, which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition.

May's Downing Street office had announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the smaller party to contradict that account hours later.

Or to put it another way, the deal with the DUP represents life or death both for the new government and for Mrs May as PM.

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Talks on Britain's exit from the European Union are due to begin.

Unlike May, the DUP do not want a Hard Brexit.

With Brexit Secretary David Davis and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon also staying put, there were suggestions changes could just centre on replacing the eight ministers who lost their seats as the Tory Commons tally fell to 318.

Britain's typically right-wing press savaged May over the election outcome, questioning whether she will be able to remain in power after a result that leaves her reliant on uniting rival factions within her party to deliver Brexit.

"This is not the time for sharks to be circling". "The votes aren't there now in the (House of) Commons for taking Britain out of all the economic arrangements we have with the European Union", he said.

But Soubry said May's time in the top job would be limited.

"I think it depends very much on how those conversations will go, but certainly I don't see any more than six months". But not for some time, let's get this clear.

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Numerous key cabinet posts have already been declared as unchanged from the previous government, including Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd as home secretary, Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, David Davis as Brexit secretary and Michael Fallon as the in-charge of the ministry of defence.

The sides have until June 29 to secure a deal, but observers fear any concessions to the DUP by May's Conservatives could complicate the talks, deepening the region's political crisis.

It would mean the DUP backing the Government on its Budget and prevent it being brought down by motions of no confidence, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis.

There was no mention of what concessions the DUP may have asked for, amid growing concern about the influence of a party opposed to abortion and gay marriage.

Others have also said a Conservative-DUP deal could endanger Northern Ireland's peace settlement, which relies on the British government being a neutral arbiter between those who want the province to remain in the United Kingdom and those who want it to become part of the Republic of Ireland.

Speaking this afternoon however, DUP leader Arlene Foster said that she had spoke to May and was "exploring how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation".

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Theresa May to form new government with DUP support after hung Parliament