Two top aides to British PM May resign after disappointing election
Jun 12, 2017, 14:37
The Telegraph newspaper said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, home secretary Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace May.
Former Chancellor George Osborne, who previously served in May's cabinet, said her position in the party was heavily weakened, telling the BBC she was a "dead woman walking".
He wrote on the ConservativeHome site: "The reason for the disappointing result was not the absence of support for Theresa May and the Conservatives but an unexpected surge in support for Labour".
Asked if she is now just a caretaker leader, May noted that "I said during the election campaign that if elected I would intend to serve a full term".
May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority.
In a final humiliation, the Conservatives lost the safe west London seat of Kensington, Britain's wealthiest constituency, to Labour by a mere 20 votes after a campaign that targeted the incumbent MP for her pro-Brexit stance. "It has to be said, young voters under 30 who disproportionately like the policies of Jeremy Corbyn were expected to turn out in quite low numbers and they turned out in droves yesterday and that really has pushed the agenda more in Jeremy Corbyn's favour and away from the conservatives who really tapped into an older constituency in recent elections", says French.
Sources close to the prime minister say that she understands the concerns of liberal Tories like Ruth Davidson about the possible price of a deal with the DUP, and she will not offer them any promises to reduce the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender or intersexual community, or to reduce womens' rights to abortion.
Theresa May was fighting for survival on Saturday after a failed election gamble undermined her authority and plunged the country into a major political crisis days before talks to leave the European Union start.
Theresa May's future as leader was under scrutiny last night after losing her Commons majority.
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"The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial.
May has insisted she will not step aside and will instead form a new government that will lead the country through the treacherous currents of the Brexit talks to come.
"We have made good progress but the discussions continue", DUP leader Arlene Foster said.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the U.K.in which same-sex marriage is illegal. "We've got a new dawn for social democracy. and I will carry on fighting". The tabloid Sun said succinctly: "She's had her chips".
"You know that I've got disagreements with Jeremy on particular issues, whether it's security, economy - I think we're past the period where we should be asking people to pretend they've got different views".
Former Conservative party leaders have warned that any immediate leadership challenge would be too disruptive, but most commentators believe Mrs May can not survive in the long term.
Any concessions on these points are likely to antagonise the nationalist republican Sinn Fein party, with whom the DUP shared power before their government collapsed earlier this year amid a breakdown in trust.
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