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United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

12 June 2017

Asked whether Theresa May should quit as Prime Minister after her disastrous election campaign, 49 per cent said she should whereas 38 per cent thought she should stay on.

Mrs May has struggled to reassert her authority after losing her parliamentary majority in last week's snap election, which she had no pressure to call. Theresa May called this election to strengthen her grip on power at a time when the British tabloids and the opinion polls painted Mr.

The Labour leader said his party would "absolutely" ensure Brexit occurs if they secured power, with a focus on negotiating tariff-free access as part of a "jobs-first Brexit".

"We have made good progress but the discussions continue", DUP leader Arlene Foster said.

The new Parliament will be sworn in on Tuesday, although May has until June 19 to work out the full terms of the Conservatives' agreement with the DUP.

The pound fell sharply after an exit poll in Britain's election forecast that the Conservatives would fall short of a majority in parliament, raising the prospect that the country might not have a clear victor or strong government as it starts its negotiations to leave the European Union. May had called the election to build upon her majority; instead, the party lost it.

"One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights".

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.

This will allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone in this country, securing a new partnership with the European Union which guarantees our long term prosperity.

The Conservatives ran their campaign on the simple principal of providing "Strong & Stable Leadership in the National Interest" as opposed to a "Coalition of Chaos" led by Jeremy Corbyn.

A government led by the Labour Party could, however, shore up the currency, he says.

Sir Michael rejected this: "We have to deal with the situation in the House of Commons, it's a minority government but we will be working extremely closely with the DUP". Conservative MPs are publicly airing their anger, some calling for her ouster and others demanding radical change in her style of leadership.

Earlier on election day, sterling had hit a two-week high of $1.2978 after polls predicted a comfortable victory for the Prime Minister's party.

Quizzed on why the statement was sent out by Downing Street, suggesting an agreement, Ms Bradley would not be pinned down and said she did not want to "get into process points".

"We don't. We are not in government with the DUP, we are not in coalition with the DUP".

While the to-and-fro between Downing Street and the DUP was unfolding, several British newspapers were reporting that some prominent Conservatives, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis, were being urged by supporters to challenge May for the party leadership.

"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. "I think we'll know very shortly".

Fallon told the BBC that in light of the election result a new approach was needed, welcoming the resignation of her two closest aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who were perceived by many Conservative lawmakers to be high-handed and secretive.