May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

  • May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

Ballot boxes are emptied to be counted for the general election in Glasgow, Scotland. I think, you know, we see this election extremely effective Labour Party campaign, which has not allowed the Labour Party to win the election outright but has enabled it to deny the conservatives and Prime Minister May a parliamentary majority. It now holds 318 seats.

May said she could rely in parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after her governing Conservatives failed to emerge as clear winners. Negotiations with the European Union are scheduled to begin later this month.

May had planned to negotiate for a so-called "hard Brexit", which would see the United Kingdom leave the EU's single market for failing to allow freedom of movement.

Sanders voiced his support for Corbyn this month, drawing parallels between anti-establishment anger at both ends of the political spectrum in Britain and the USA, and applauding the Labour leader's efforts to reshape the party.

Downing Street says it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting. He's a professor of political science at Cardiff University in Wales.

Some senior Tories have made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives' losing their overall majority in Parliament.

"I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility", Corbyn said, predicting that there could be another election within months. "But at the same time, she's very, very weak". We know when they must end.

"Theresa May is certainly the strongest leader that we have at the moment", David Jones, a junior Brexit minister, told the BBC. Some Brexit advocates want the reject terms offered by the EU and possibly leave the union without an agreement. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of 'no negotiations'".

"If she had got the majority she wanted, she would have been a supreme political colossus", he said.

SCULLY: We now have a deeply uncertain situation with regard to the British government, and it is extremely hard to see what sort of, you know, progress can be made in these talks. Although the Conservatives won the most seats, they didn't win enough to make a government on their own.

The shock result thrust Northern Ireland's centre-right Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) into the role of kingmaker, with its 10 seats enough to give the Conservatives a fragile but workable partnership.

The DUP is skeptical of Europe and is pro-Brexit.

That means it will support a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament without a formal coalition deal.

Speaking Friday, leader Arlene Foster said the DUP would enter into discussions with the Prime Minister to "bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge".

But May's future as prime minister is now in severe doubt, with one Conservative MP claiming to BuzzFeed News that foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who dropped out of the leadership race after the Brexit vote, is already considering his options as a potential replacement.

Conservative supporters also said Brexit had been the most important factor in their decision, as did Liberal Democrat voters.