Published: Mon, June 12, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Clinging to job, May appoints ministers

Clinging to job, May appoints ministers

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the offensive in an interview with the Daily Mirror on Saturday, vowing to oust Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservatives "within a matter of days".

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve.

Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would cause only further disruption as Britain prepares to start the Brexit talks as early as June 19. That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.

The details of the agreement "will be put forward for discussion and agreement" at a cabinet meeting tomorrow, a day before the new parliament meets, the spokesman said. Someone who could come into power could "change" my life. The Conservatives remain the biggest party. Labour surpassed expectations by winning 262. "But he still doesn't have that many seats".

"This is a very bad moment for the Conservative Party, and we need to take stock", Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said. I said at the start this election was wrong.

The surprisingly lackluster performance of the Conservatives in Britain's snap election yesterday has dealt a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May.

"It was a disaster", he said.

Conservative MP Nigel Evans told CNN his party shot itself "in the head" with an "irrelevant" manifesto, which was peppered with "arsenic". She had hoped to boost the Conservatives' majority in Parliament and get a stronger mandate in negotiating the Brexit from the European Union. In order to strengthen the Tory foothold, May called for an early election this year which was not due until 2020.

“Our shared responsibility and urgent task now is to conduct the negotiations on the UKs withdrawal from the European Union in the best possible spirit, securing the least disruptive outcome, ” he wrote.

Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit terms. "May sought a mandate".

Downing Street said Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon would remain in post.

The alliance makes some modernizing Conservatives uneasy.

Northern Ireland is the only part of the U.K.in which same-sex marriage is illegal.

Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit. "We can still do this", he continued. "Obviously at my end of the (age) spectrum I'm more interested in things like pensions and so forth, NHS health care - plus schooling, those are really my main concerns". The Conservatives "have lost their majority and the prime minister has lost all authority and credibility", said Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

'Ted Heath lost and tried to form another government and tried to get another majority in Parliament. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labor Party leader often dismissed (even by many in his own party) as an ineffectual ideologue, galvanized younger and working-class voters with an egalitarian message of "For the Many, Not the Few".

Newspaper headlines saw her as just clinging on.

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