UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

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Giugno 17, 2017

Following a bruising election result in which her Conservative Party squandered a 12-seat majority in Parliament and found itself struggling to form a government, May has attempted to form an alliance with the far-right Democratic Unionist Party.

"The talks are ongoing, they are very positive, they are constructive".

"We need to be prepared for the unexpected".

Speaking in London Thursday after a meeting with May, prominent Northern Irish politician and Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said he had told May she was "in breach" of the Good Friday Agreement - the peace treaty which ended 30 years of deadly sectarian violence known as "The Troubles".

With Northern Ireland having been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January, a new three-week process to salvage devolution has begun in Belfast.

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to hold talks with Northern Ireland's five main parties in London later today, 15 June. Leadsom confirmed the delay of the Queen's speech, will launches the next session of parliament. You folk here made enough mess of our own elections, make enough mess of your own governments, make enough mess of your own affairs.

After days of uncertainty, the Government announced that the State Opening would now take place on Wednesday June 21 - two days later than originally scheduled.

There have been reports the deal could even be delayed until the start of next week because of existing diary commitments for Mrs May and Mrs Foster.

"However, while talks are ongoing it is important the Government gets on with its business and we are confident there will be sufficient support across the House for passing the Queen's Speech".

The DUP leader said: "There's been a lot of commentary around the issues that we are talking about and it won't surprise anyone that we are talking about matters that pertain, of course, to the nation generally".

May's government has said its Brexit plans remain the same, and her Brexit minister David Davis will be pressing for close economic ties but a clear break with the bloc to be able to control immigration and restore sovereignty over British laws.

Mrs May needs the votes of the DUP's 10 MPs to prop up her minority administration as she hopes to steer government business, including crucial measures on Brexit, through the Commons.

But some opposition politicians say that May can no longer stick to her stance for a clean break with the European Union, characterising her election bid as a poor gamble that has left Britain a laughing stock.

"How is that going to be received in Wales, or in Scotland or amongst the "just-about-managings" everywhere across the United Kingdom?" he asked. The party has historical links to unionist paramilitary groups, and during the 2017 election campaign some of its candidates were endorsed by the Loyalist Communities Council, which is supported by several militant organizations.

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