British PM says she takes responsibility for election result

Lawrence Kim
June 13, 2017

Mr Brady, confirmed Ms May would be attending a meeting of the group on Monday, brought forward a day to address the the party's crisis.

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.

This marked an apparent reversal of plans to turf out those considered less than loyal - a sign of her weakened stature in a party that traditionally craves strong leaders.

There was a "huge amount of work to get on with", said Mr Green, adding: "Not just the Brexit negotiations that start next week, but many other challenges that face us and we are determined to produce a Queen's Speech to ensure we can fulfil the Prime Minister's ambition to have a country that works for everyone".

Britain has announced its government's unchanged resolve to part ways with the European Union.

Investors are trying to gauge what impact the vote could have on the economy and the Brexit talks. They are fed up with politics, politicians and the uncertainty and dislocation of the electoral process.

The kind of Brexit Britain gets may be as much in European Union hands as those of the UKgovernment.

Mr Brokenshire said: "It is important to distinguish what happens at Westminster and the votes that take place here, and devolution and the obligations and responsibilities that we hold fast to in relation to Northern Ireland".

"On valuation grounds, sterling is about fair value versus the other major currencies, so to see a much cheaper currency would require considerable new news on either the state of the United Kingdom economy or on the state of Brexit negotiations". The Conservatives won 318 House of Commons seats, eight short of an outright majority.

Corbyn has met representatives of Sinn Fein - the political arm of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army (IRA) - including Gerry Adams and the late Martin McGuinness on a number of occasions during his career.

According to the Belfast Agreement, which largely ended decades of violence between Irish Catholic nationalists and pro-British Protestant unionists, the government in London must maintain a neutral stance between the opposing sides.

Sky News Sources say cabinet ministers are "privately lobbying the PM to alter the Brexit plan from "ideologically driven" approach to a 'pragmatic Brexit". "This doesn't depend entirely on us". By tradition, defeat on a Queen's Speech vote topples the government.

In March, before calling the election, May triggered the two-year timetable for Britain to leave the EU.

"It's in the week of next week, basically, the first discussions".

Nevertheless, she retains more support than Jeremy Corbyn and should be allowed to form a government with the help of the same Democratic Unionist Party that Gordon Brown previously courted. She had called the early election hoping to bolster her position and receive a clear mandate as negotiations begin over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, known as Brexit.

There was no immediate confirmation of BBC reports that it understood the date of the Queen's Speech, which sets out the Government's legislative programme for the coming year, was being put back by a few days.

He suggested the Government would focus on the divorce proceedings before moving on to trade.

The EU has said that sufficient progress must be made on these issues before trade deals can be discussed, though Britain had argued the talks should take place simultaneously.

"In truth, no-one expected the outcome of the snap general election to be a hung Parliament, and for the DUP to be in such an influential position", she said.

But a dismal campaign has left the Prime Minister fending off a mutiny within her own party.

Davis told ITV he's loyal to May and there's a distinction between "running a campaign and running a country".

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny wrote on Twitter that he has told PM Theresa May he is concerned about her relying on support from the DUP, as it may put the Good Friday agreement at risk.

The prime minister reassured the MPs that the DUP, whose views on lesbian gay bisexual transgender (LGBT) and women's rights have alarmed some Conservatives, will not have any influence on government policy on such issues.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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