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Britain's Brexit minister says May not a 'dead woman walking'

12 Juin 2017

Conservative British Prime Minister Theresa May and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party have not reached an agreement but talks are continuing, Sky News reports.

Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince lawmakers from her Conservative Party on Monday that she should remain as leader after a disastrous gamble on a snap election that weakened Britain's hand just days before formal Brexit talks.

George Osborne says May is a "dead woman walking" and Anna Soubry says May's position is "untenable". She's now attempting to form a government.

Labour won 262 seats in Thursday's general election, up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in parliament.

"We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week", said a Number 10 spokesman.

The 60-year-old leader said she had tapped experience across the "whole of the Conservative Party" when she appointed Michael Gove, a long-serving cabinet minister who had clashed with May when she was home secretary, as agriculture minister.

Downing Street backtracked, saying she had "discussed finalising" a deal in the coming week.

"We will be meeting the PM today to hear her views".

The fallout from Thursday's snap general election, which left her Conservative Party bereft of their majority, also prompted her to seek out a relatively tiny ally that could have vast sway over what happens next in the United Kingdom.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed off claims he was plotting a fresh leadership bid, insisting that he fully supported the Prime Minister.

"I genuinely think that the people of this country. have had enough of this stuff, I think what they want is. for us to get on, deliver Brexit and deliver on their priorities and Theresa May is by far the best person, and she's the best-placed person to deliver that".

Citing an unnamed adviser at May's Downing Street office who was in the room at the time, the newspaper reported on its Web site that the telephone conversation between the two leaders had taken place in recent weeks.

"The Taoiseach indicated his concern that nothing should happen to put the Good Friday Agreement at risk and the challenge that this agreement will bring", the Irish government said in a statement. "I and other colleagues have made that clear to her".

However, when asked about whether the Brexit talks would start for real on June 19 as planned, Winterstein said: "I can not say".

Critics outside the Tory party warn that any deal with the DUP could compromise the British government's impartiality in Northern Ireland and jeopardise 20 years of peace.

She said the Conservatives' planned deal with the DUP was "dodgy" and "unsustainable" - and Theresa May's position was "not remotely tenable" because she lacked the skills to hold together a minority government, which has to be more open and collegiate. But not for some time, let's get this clear. Jeremy Corbyn thinks it will happen and, if the Tories get rid of May this summer, her successor will nearly certainly have to go to the country.

But he said his party would seek to vote down May's Queen's Speech, or program for government, when she presented it to parliament, and another national election might be needed to break the deadlock.

A buoyant Jeremy Corbyn, however, says in an interview with the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be Prime Minister".