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Theresa May vows 'stability' as Jeremy Corbyn urges her to resign

Theresa May vows 'stability' as Jeremy Corbyn urges her to resign

May had spent the campaign denouncing Corbyn as the weak leader of a spendthrift party that would crash Britain's economy and flounder in Brexit talks, while she would provide "strong and stable leadership" to clinch a good deal for Britain.

The DUP has called for a "new start" on the holding of controversial parades, arguing there has been an "exclusion of Orangeism from ever greater areas of public space".

As rumours swirled about plots to oust May, Johnson denied he was planning a leadership challenge.

May said she could rely in Parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party after her governing Conservatives failed to emerge as clear winners.

But he has responded in typically colourful fashion, tweeting: 'Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa may. May can attempt to form a coalition government with another party. "Now let's get to work".

Instead, her strategy backfired as the election took away the Conservative majority and sent the country into political turmoil.

Although earning a higher percentage of votes than David Cameron did in 2015, May's Conservatives lost out in key seats to Labour, losing overall 12 seats with Labour gaining 29 - many of which were in London as well as Scotland where the SNP lost 21 seats, reducing their presence in Parliament to 35 seats.

Several lawmakers demanded the resignation of May's top advisers, who have been widely blamed for a disastrous policy to make the elderly pay more toward their care and a campaign seen as too insulated from ordinary voters and too focused on attacking her opponent.

"The irony of this is that Theresa May is calling this a certainty government and talking about how it's delivering certainty", said Brian Klaas, a fellow in comparative politics at the London School of Economics.

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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.

As well as same-sex marriage, abortion is also not legal in Northern Ireland mostly because of the DUP.

This comes just days before the Prime Minister is due to meet with fellow European leaders to begin talks on June 19, after months of preparation and sabre-rattling.

The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement.

Davidson has previously spoken publicly about her intention to marry her Irish partner Jen Wilson in Ireland and the pair make regular public appearances together.

"She is now reliant on the DUP and absolute loyalty from the Conservative party - loyalty that was not given to her over the Budget".

"We will have to see whether the negotiation chief will remain the same, how the relevant ministers will look", he said. End.30/1/2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, at a joint press conference with Taoiseach Enda Kenny after their meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin, to discuss Brexit and its implications for Ireland. She can also try to govern with a minority - but if her party doesn't get enough support on an important vote, it might force a new general election. By tradition, defeat on a Queen's Speech vote topples the government.

In other developments, US President Donald Trump's planned state visit has been postponed after he told May that he did not want to come if there were likely to be large-scale protests, the Guardian reported yesterday.

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