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Boris Johnson denies plot to topple Theresa May

14 Juin 2017

The best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they feared a leadership contest could propel Labour into power under Corbyn, who supports renationalisation of key industries and higher taxes for business and top earners."She's staying, for now", one Conservative Party source told Reuters. The eurosceptic wing of the party has always been a thorn in the side of Conservative prime ministers.

Johnson, one of the Conservatives' most popular politicians, tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe". "Let's get on with the job", he said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed Britain still wanted to leave the European Union and talks should start quickly.

Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of her party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power.

Before the election, May had signaled that Britain would make a "clean break" from the European Union, meaning it would withdraw from the single market and the customs union. Since the election, most of the members of May's cabinet have kept quiet on the issue of her future, adding to speculation that her days as prime minister are numbered.

Labour won 262 seats in the General Election, up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats.

The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement.

Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after the vote on Thursday produced no clear victor.

"I think her position is, in the long term, untenable", Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry told Sky News.

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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. Several Conservative lawmakers, including Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, raised concerns over the DUP's opposition to same-sex marriage.

That means it will support a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament without a formal coalition deal.

The talks were in line with DUP leader Arlene Foster's "commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge", her party said in a statement.

A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties, whose power-sharing administration in Belfast collapsed earlier this year.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was quick to scotch a suggestion Britain might do a U-turn and ask to stay in the bloc - something that would need EU agreement - and a Commission spokesman resisted a barrage of questions at a press briefing on whether the Union might agree to extend the two-year deadline.

Labour's election result should not be seen as a "famous victory" and was "not good enough", says former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie.

The BBC reported that the Queen's Speech scheduled for July 19 - the government's legislative agenda for the year ahead - will be delayed by a few days.

"We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed".