British PM says she takes responsibility for election result

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 15, 2017

The leader added: 'We will continue to take the fight to the Tories and I will be out campaigning around the country in Conservative marginals in those extra seats we need to gain to deliver the government for the many that nearly 13 million people voted for last week.

Those talks in Brussels could also be delayed, but the government insist the two-year Brexit timetable would still be adhered to.

The prime minister's most prominent potential rival, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, sought to quash any suggestion that she would be ousted imminently.

Britain's descent into political crisis just days before the Brexit talks begin has sapped confidence amongst business leaders and infuriated bosses who were already grappling with the fallout from the vote to leave the EU.

"Now as Parliament returns, we have a Government in complete disarray still unable to reach an agreement, it seems, with the DUP and desperately delaying the Queen's Speech and Brexit negotiations".

The remarks suggested that the French President not only believed that Britain could change its mind on leaving the European Union but also that the UK Government's minority status meant there was a reduced mandate for Brexit in Britain.

He also said the government would "walk away" with no deal if talks broke down on ending Britain's four-decade membership of the European bloc.

They were cheered, relieved perhaps, that she had, tonight, managed to pull it off, to show regret at the calamity her decision to go to the country had unleashed, relieved too that she rose to this particular occasion that seems likely to settle nerves enough to avoid the possibility of the party plunging into another leadership election and potentially therefore, another general election that they might lose.

With speculation swirling around Parliament about how long she could cling to her job, the prime minister forced a smile to reporters as she entered the showdown with lawmakers in a committee room in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon.

Macron said during a press conference with May in Paris on Tuesday that "of course the door is always open as long as the negotiations on Brexit have not finished".

"Going overseas and being seen to be the prime minister and talking to the president of France... is a classic move to shore up authority at home", said Colin Talbot, professor of government at the University of Manchester. Gove, a long-time opponent who was dismissed when May became prime minister previous year, will now serve as environment secretary.

Britain's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Michael Gove leaves after attending a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 12, 2017.

The Northern Ireland-based party is being courted by May to create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left May short of a majority in Parliament.

Ms May is due to meet its leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday.

"There was an update on the on-going talks with the DUP", the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.

"I need a British delegation on the other side of the table, a head of the British delegation that is stable, accountable and that has a mandate", Barnier said.

The Conservatives and the Democratic Unionists are expected to announce a deal that would see the DUP supporting a Tory-led minority government.

He stressed he did not share their ultra-conservative views on issues such as abortion and homosexuality, which have caused disquiet among many Conservatives.

He made clear he did not expect the peace process to collapse suddenly because there was a broad consensus for it to continue but he cautioned that politicians had to take care that nothing was done to exaggerate the underlying differences that still existed in the Northern Ireland community.

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