UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Jeannette Daniel
June 12, 2017

The Conservative leader has been warned her days are numbered after calling Thursday's vote three years early, only to lose her majority in parliament.

She inherited a working majority of Tory MPs in the Westminster Parliament and was even supported by the Opposition Labour Party when she moved Article 50 of the European Union treaty, which starts the withdrawal negotiations. Labour surpassed expectations by winning 262.

Mr Goodwin appeared to consume the unusual meal after posting a tweet in May in which he said he would "happily eat my new Brexit book" if Jeremy Corbyn's party secured 38 percent of the vote.

Instead of heading to the Conservative party, many Brexit supporters turned instead to Labour, attracted by the pledge to renationalise the railways, mail and some energy providers, the Labour source said. "We've got a new dawn for social democracy. and I will carry on fighting". Several have said that she seeks to concentrate too much power in her immediate circle, leaving her cabinet and parliament powerless.

By Saturday, there were reports that she might even be ousted as prime minister by her party.

He acknowledged that the government would be unable to get numerous measures promised in its election platform through Parliament.

The result has demolished May's political authority, and she has also lost her two top aides, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party.

Apart from Gove and her close ally Damian Green, promoted to Cabinet Office minister to oversee the day-to-day running of the government, May confirmed most of the ministers from her previous cabinet.

Northern Ireland's DUP is the only party willing to prop up May's minority government, but its hardline stance on issues such as gay marriage and abortion has made a potential coalition highly contentious.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic.

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The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement. That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.

"The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial.

However the Government's adherence to that position will clearly be brought into question if its control of Parliament is dependent on a deal with the DUP, endangering ongoing talks to try reach a power-sharing deal in the region.

"The taoiseach (Mr Kenny) indicated his concern that nothing should happen to put the Good Friday Agreement at risk and the challenge that this agreement will bring", an Irish government spokesman said.

The British government doesn't have long to ink a deal.

May has said Brexit talks will begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament.

Following the speech there will be a few days of debate followed by a vote on its content.

'There's a possibility of voting the Queen's Speech down and we're going to push that all the way'.

He said the Brexit content of that amendment would be about negotiating as quickly as possible a "jobs-first Brexit".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn feels he can "still be the prime minister" and indicated today that the United Kingdom could face another election as beleaguered Theresa May's attempt to stitch an alliance to run a minority government after suffering a poll debacle has not yet fructified.

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