Tova O'Brien: Theresa May has got to go

Olive Rios
June 13, 2017

And far from working politically in favor of the Conservatives as the traditional party of order, the terrorist attacks before the election hurt May.

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve.

The centre-right, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats are enough to give May's Conservatives a fragile but workable partnership, which May said would allow her to negotiate a successful exit from the EU.

While Sanders didn't win the 2016 Democratic nomination, narrowly losing to rival Hillary Clinton who had the support of her party's state committees, the outsider senator did win the vote in key states such as Indiana, New Hampshire and MI during primaries. That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. "My friends were physically cheering in the streets", he said.

The announcement came after May lost Downing St. chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who resigned Saturday.

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond, who also lost in the northeast of the country, put his party's losses nationwide down to a late surge in Labour popularity because of Corbyn's campaign. He wanted to remain in the European Union, and voted for Labour in London. No single ideological grouping within the party has been punished by this election. Her predecessor, David Cameron, first asked British voters to decide in 2016 whether to leave the EU.

But her dreams of a Margaret Thatcher-style majority were completely shattered as Labour made gains across the United Kingdom to claim 262 seats. May thought that because Corbyn was so unpopular and seemingly out of the mainstream, she could turn a relatively small Conservative Party majority into an overwhelming advantage in Parliament. Anna Soubry, a Conservative MP, said May would have to consider her position.

Former Conservative minister Anna Soubry, who just held onto her seat, said May was "in a very hard place" following a "dreadful campaign".

The Guardian, which backed Labour, said May and the Conservatives had gone from "hubris to humiliation" during the election campaign.

"It was a disaster", he said.

The OCI ignored these warnings, broke with the ICFI and went on to play a critical role in building up the Socialist Party (PS) as the French capitalist class' main "left" party of government.

Martin Selmayr, senior aide to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, responded to the resignations by tweeting the word "bauernopfer" - German for the sacrifice of a pawn in chess.

In the big book of political blunders, Theresa May's decision to hold a snap election to solidify her Brexit mandate may rank among the most memorable and the most unnecessary.

The Czech prime minister said Friday that Britain should not be granted any extension on the two-year deadline for the Brexit talks. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce.

It added that "the logic leading to Mrs".

She's now attempting to form a government. The prime minister will seek to govern with the help of the DUP's 10 MPs.

The DUP itself said only that it would enter talks and it was not immediately clear what its demands might be.

"I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality". "When it becomes a matter for me is when people try to redefine marriage".

The DUP, with its strong links to the business community in Northern Ireland, may also use its strong hand to push for a reduced corporation tax rate.

The results also question the common perception that politics and politicians don't change over the course of the campaign, but merely reflect the sentiments that have ridden through it. Mr. Corbyn, a long-term passionate and principled politician who had taken up a range of causes over the years, from nuclear disarmament to cracking down on caste discrimination, proved able to juggle the different policies within his party.

Newspaper headlines saw her as just clinging on.

"May fights to remain PM", the Daily Telegraph headlined.

"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".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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