Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government

Tom Watson took aim at Theresa May

The pair have been in the firing line after the PM's gamble of calling a snap election backfired, with disgruntled Conservatives highly critical of the role of Mr Timothy and Ms Hill played in the campaign.

However, some analysts have said she would need a buffer zone of 70 or 80 seats to get a compromise deal on Brexit past her hardline, Eurosceptic right-wingers, if it comes to that.

May continued to organize her government on Saturday. Conservative Party loyalists urged her to change her leadership style, while critics talked about her days being numbered.

According to its election manifesto, the DUP supports the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, but on the provison that the border with its neighbor, EU member Ireland, remains "frictionless".

Nigel Evans was among Conservative MPs to call for Timothy's resignation, and said "anyone with their fingers" on the document should resign.

The result represents "an quake in Labour politics", political analyst Robin Oakley told CNN.

Mr Corbyn said yesterday he was prepared to reach out to MPs who had been critical of his leadership, hinting that he could broaden his shadow cabinet.

'It's vital that the Conservative Party stand firm on LGBT equality, and the Prime Minister makes that clear from the outset, ' she wrote. "We will be holding their feet to the fire to ensure that they deliver on those pledges", promised Dugher.

Katie Perrior, May's former director of communications, described an atmosphere of toxicity and intimidation by Timothy and Hill.

Asked if there will be another general election this year, Mr Corbyn said: "I think it's quite possible there'll 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". Could you tell us a little bit about the Democratic Unionists?

Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said May should "consider her position", while another, Heidi Allen, said she may not last six months. The main opposition Labour Party took 262.

Former first minister Peter Robinson's wife Iris, who was an MP at the time, once described homosexuality as an "abomination", while the MP son of Dr Paisley, Ian Paisley Jr, said he felt "repulsed" by homosexual acts.

"The General Election result creates a political landscape that is considerably more complex", said Geoff Taylor, chief executive of labels trade body BPI.

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The two aides had been blamed for the Conservatives' disastrous result in Thursday's parliamentary elections.

The prime minister has since come under fire for hubris, as well as a poor performance on the campaign trail and a manifesto blunder that alienated many core supporters.

May announced on Friday she would seek to form a minority government with the help of a small Northern Irish party, the far-right Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

"We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond", it said.

Ever since Tony Blair handed the keys to No.10 over to Gordon Brown, the Labour party - and, by extension, the British left - has been in free fall.

Ruth Davidson, a Conservative in Scotland, told the BBC she had words with May over the DUP's record on LGBT rights.

"I'm very happy about that".

Pressure is now also coming from the public.

May's weakened position in the party ruled out big changes.

Despite earlier saying that a cabinet meeting had been scheduled for Saturday, a spokesman said May would not be holding one but would name more members of her cabinet.

But May could insist on staying on as leader: after all, she has shown herself to be utterly inflexible during her campaign.

The British media has been scathing of May.

Newspaper headlines saw her as just clinging on.

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