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Lessons for NZ from UK election?

12 Juin 2017

Our prime minister is - politically speaking - walking dead. If not, the opposition Labour Party would expect to have an opportunity to put forward an alternative Queen's Speech and see if it could win the support of a majority in parliament.

The Conservatives could command a thin majority with the support of the DUP if they manage to to do a deal with the Northern Irish party.

"I sought, and to be fair to the prime minister, received a categoric assurance that in talking to the DUP that there would be no suggestion of any rollback on LGBTI rights in the rest of the United Kingdom", she said.

Mr Kenny, who will formally retire as Taoiseach in the coming days to be replaced by new Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar, said he spoke with Mrs May about protecting the Good Friday Agreement.

Emily Thornberry tried to pretend her party's increased support in Thursday's snap poll meant they were actually the victor - even as the Prime Minister prepares to form a Government.

Her Downing Street office initially said last Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the smaller party to contradict that hours later.

The move is a considerable blow to May and her inner-circle since Timothy and Hill had been aides to May during her time as Home Secretary and are thought to be fiercely loyal.

Chancellor Philip Hammond, meanwhile, is reported to have told the Prime Minister that she needed to put "jobs first" in negotiating a new deal with Brussels, in comments seen as a coded attack on her focus on controlling immigration. "May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph, while the Times of London said: "May stares into the abyss".

"It just won effectively votes that no one predicted that we would so I don't want to break up that winning team".

"The idea that the British Government could be taking sides having been the guarantor of the Good Friday agreement and the subsequent peace agreements, I think is really troubling".

La République En Marche largement en tête, mais une abstention record — Législatives
Parti socialiste est réduit à une peau de chagrin après le premier tour des élections législatives , dimanche 11 juin. Au second tour, le mouvement du président occuperait de 390 à 445 sièges sur 577 à l'Assemblée nationale.

It is high time Parliament and the Government now got around to implementing the wishes of the people, as expressed in those democratic events.

The exact contours of a potential Conservative-DUP deal were not yet known. "Just because they are going to support us and they are agreeing to support us on the economic issues, the big economic and security issues faced in this country, it does not mean that we agree with all of their views", Fallon told the BBC broadcaster.

Highlighting Conservative austerity cuts and its stance on Brexit, Mrs O'Neill claimed the DUP link-up with Mrs May would spell bad news for Northern Ireland, a region that voted for Remain.

Other Tories, while avoiding such brutal assessments, were more forthright in predicting that the prime minister is unlikely to lead the Conservative party in any future elections.

DUP leader Arlene Foster.

"And that means we can look again at what it is we hope to achieve as we leave the European Union - and I want to be involved in those discussions". Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, said on Sunday that talks were "continuing". "We will be anxious to ensure that whatever the result of these negotiations is doesn't in any way adversely impact on our unique circumstances here in Ireland, with particular reference to our peace process". She's now attempting to form a government.

However, Johnson shocked British politics by pulling out of the race during a speech where he was widely expected to announce his candidacy for the leadership.

Some Conservatives raised concerns about an alliance between the parties, with Scottish leader Ruth Davidson seeking assurances over LGBT rights from Mrs May.

However he acknowledged that the party would have to abandon much of the programme set out in the general election manifesto as it would no longer be able to get it through Parliament.

"What I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job". The 68-year-old galvanized support from many young voters, who turned up to vote Labour in unusually high numbers on Thursday.