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Sky sources: Downing Street made statement on DUP deal in error

12 Juin 2017

Any Prime Minister who strikes a "confidence and supply" deal with another party is opting for the least stable form of government.

It was a surprise move - Gove was sacked as justice minister by May past year after his bid to become party leader forced now-foreign minister Boris Johnson from the race, amid accusations of treachery and political backstabbing.

"What I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job". "I think we'll know very shortly".

"We all need to pull together to take on Theresa May and take on the Tories", she told Sky News.

A visibly relaxed Corbyn, asked whether he would be in his own job over the long term, joked that "I've got youth on my side".

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has denied plotting to topple Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been weakened by the Conservative Party's disastrous election result. The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262.

Jeremy Corbyn vowed to lead Britain out of the European Union as he insisted Labour is "ready any time" for another general election.

The Westminster chaos sparked bookies to slash the odds on there being a second general election this year down to just 11/10. A previous attempt to use a distinguished American diplomat failed because only the British and Irish governments have the levers to cajole the parties into an agreement.

Davidson told the BBC: "I was fairly straightforward with her [Theresa May] and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party". Liam Fox, trade minister, also said that May was the only person to take Britain out of the European Union. "It's just how long she's going to remain on death row", former Conservative finance minister George Osborne, who was sacked by May when she became prime minister past year, told the BBC.

"Theresa May is a dead woman walking".

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"Theresa May is a dead woman walking, it just remains to be seen how long she remains on death row", George Osborne, the former United Kingdom chancellor who was sacked by May a year ago, told the BBC on Sunday.

She was forced to apologize Friday after she refused to acknowledge her party's battering in her initial post-election remarks. A petition on Change.org had more than half a million signatures by Saturday afternoon, calling for May's resignation over her alliance with the DUP.

"We are going to see, I hope, more collective decision-making in the cabinet".

"I can still be prime minister", Corbyn tells the Sunday Mirror.

The Conservatives now plan to reach a so-called confidence and supply agreement with the DUP, which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition.

"The details will be put forward for discussion and agreement at a Cabinet meeting on Monday".

He told ITV: "I believe the DUP is in favour of scrapping the bedroom tax".

Beyond that, everything would have to be thrashed out on an issue-by-issue basis, with the DUP potentially having the power of veto over any policy proposal with which it disagreed. But the wooing of the DUP risks upsetting the political balance in Northern Ireland by aligning London more closely with the pro-British side in the divided province, where a power-sharing government with Irish nationalists is now suspended. It is due to present its platform for the next session in the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament on June 19.

The DUP has stalled all progress on equal marriage in Northern Ireland, and previously supported the introduction of a "conscience clause" to protect people who discriminate against LGBT people.

Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability.

Sky sources: Downing Street made statement on DUP deal in error