May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

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Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill said the deal proposed with the DUP would enable the government to operate - but she would not have wanted the party to have a role in social policy matters - and she felt Mrs May should stay in place because the Tories had won 57 more seats than Labour.

"Theresa May is a dead woman walking". "It is not a good news", he said.

Her best prospects of forming a government seemed to rest on a possible arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party, whose 10 MPs would be enough to take the Tories - on 318 seats with one constituency left to declare - past the 326 mark to secure an absolute majority.

"There will be contact made over the weekend, but it is too soon to work out what we are going to do".

The Observer newspaper said the deal with the DUP fell short of a full coalition agreement because of concerns among some Conservative lawmakers about the socially conservative DUP's position on gay rights, abortion and climate change. Of course, it remains to be seen what the nature of that deal is. May's office said Saturday principles of an agreement had been reached, but the two sides later clarified that they are still talking.

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Timothy and Hill had worked for May when she was interior minister, before she became premier in July past year in the chaotic days that followed the Brexit vote.

The DUP did not yet agree to a deal with May's Conservatives, according to Sky News, contradicting earlier reports.

The Opposition Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has also said that his party is waiting in the wings to take charge after he defied pollsters predictions by gaining 30 seats in Thursday's election, leaving a hung Parliament. But, it is clear, the deal is yet to be struck.

He told BBC Newsnight: "I think this current arrangement may well prove to be reckless, but we will have to wait and see".

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Liberal Democrats were celebrating the return of former ministers Sir Vince Cable, Sir Ed Davey and Jo Swinson two years after they lost their parliamentary seats.

The DUP has repeatedly used a controversial Stormont voting mechanism - the petition of concern - to prevent the legalisation of same-sex marriage, despite a majority of MLAs supporting the move at the last vote.

"If we are not European Union members there will have to be an arrangement - we want a tariff-free access to European Union market." he said. The talks, which the European Union wants to ensure a legally smooth British departure in March 2019, would be more uncertain without a strong negotiatng partner, he added.

The TV channel said Foster had told them she would be travelling to London to meet May at her official Downing Street residence on Tuesday.

"This is not the time for sharks to be circling".

May has insisted that the Conservatives have increased counter-terrorism policing resources and has defended her decision to cut thousands of police jobs during her time as interior minister. Let me just show you something - the evening paper here in London describing it as "May's right royal mess".

"Instead of peace we have confrontation by other means", he said.

The right-wing British press speculated Sunday that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a former journalist and the former Mayor of London, was plotting a leadership coup.

On Sunday, May appointed former BBC journalist Damien Green as First Secretary of State - effectively May's deputy Prime Minister - in a reshuffle of her cabinet. And eventually Harold Wilson managed to form a government.



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