A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain

A floral tribute in the London Bridge area following the attack in London on June 5. AP

However many of May's colleagues briefed British media on Friday that they view her as a caretaker prime minister until they can think through the consequences of the party's shocking election result.

Speaking on the steps of No 10 after an audience with the Queen, the prime minister said the parties had a "strong relationship" and that she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country".

And former Conservative minister Anna Soubry said May should take personal responsibility for a "dreadful" campaign.

The UK election of 2017 ended in a hung parliament after the ruling-Conservative Party of Prime Minister Theresa May failed to retain its majority, however, British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would lead a minority government.

It might feel like an affront to democracy, but the truth is that the prime minister is still the leader of Britain's largest political party, and she has found an ideological ally willing to back her.

"Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa May. That's what we will deliver. now let's get to work".

Earlier it was reported that a formal coalition between the DUP and conservatives will not, however, the DUP is committed to maintaining the Tory government - in the case that everyone will agree.

But the Protestant DUP was founded to defend Northern Ireland's place in Britain against demands by Catholic republicans for a united Ireland.

By all accounts, Conservative Party leaders and activists were furious at May for calling an election three years before she had to.

Foster said Friday it would be "difficult" for May to continue in her role.

Fallon said the government wanted a "new partnership with Europe that is careful about the trade we already do with Europe, that comes to some agreement on the immigration that we can accept from Europe".

Negotiations on the UK's exit from the European Union are scheduled to begin on June 19 ― less than two weeks away.

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And now a survey by website ConservativeHome has found that nearly two-thirds of Tories believe her short time as leader is over. There is little sign she cares.

If there is any consolation for May and the Conservatives, it is that following Thursday's election, Scotland is not leaving the United Kingdom anytime soon.

On a night of high drama, Mrs May - who went into the election with a majority of 17 - fell eight seats short of an overall majority.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also called on Mrs May to stand down, declaring he is "ready to serve the country" after Mrs May's snap General Election gamble spectacularly backfired.

Office worker Christina Kelly, 38, described the result as "not exactly an ideal situation" but said it would likely focus more attention on Northern Ireland and particularly how Brexit would affect the region. At that point, polls predicted she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from Cameron.

But lawmaker Brady said Britain had no alternative to a Conservative-DUP deal, other than a new election, which he said the public did not want.

"So a fascinating time - Theresa May staring down the camera lens and telling the country: 'I am still in charge'".

Formed in 1971 by Ian Paisley, the party's top priorities, according to its manifesto, include the restoration of a working assembly and executive in Northern Ireland, a rise in the minimum wage and a commitment to universal welfare benefits.

"I think there is concern about the policies of the DUP, the domestic policies in Northern Ireland, but I think it's pretty clear that any arrangement that is reached is not going to be a full coalition", he told BBC Radio.

PARKER: Well, I'm not sure you can make that assumption now.

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