May to head minority govt with DUP support

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A string of Conservative ministers lost their seats in a dramatic night.

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. The DUP may provide the missing votes.

Details of the agreement will be discussed and agreed by cabinet on Monday ( Tim Ireland/PA) A Downing Street spokesman said details will be discussed and agreed by cabinet on Monday, after which more information is likely to be released.

Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister.

The fallout from Thursday's snap general election, which left her Conservative Party bereft of their majority, also prompted her to seek out a relatively tiny ally that could have vast sway over what happens next in the United Kingdom. At the start of the campaign, she was enjoying poll leads of 20 points or more over the main opposition Labour Party.

Arlene Foster has said she will do the best for Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom in any deal with the Conservatives to allow the party to operate a minority government.

Corbyn said his party was "quite ready and able to put forward a serious programme of government", which he said "obviously has massive support in this country".

"It was a disaster", he said.

Asked what the DUP would be demanding in any deal, she continued: "I am not going to negotiate over the airwaves".

"Her authority is non-existent", the editorial said.

In more recent times, former first minister Peter Robinson's wife Iris, then an MP, described homosexuality as an "abomination", while the MP son of Dr Paisley, Ian Paisley Jr, said he felt "repulsed" by homosexual acts. "May sought a mandate". Ben Gummer, who helped write the manifesto, lost his seat in Ipswich.

The statement came as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson denied plotting to topple May, who has been weakened by the Conservative Party's disastrous election result.

The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy.

The socially conservative, pro-British and largely Protestant party finds itself in the unlikely position of possible kingmaker.

The DUP is notorious for being strongly opposed to reproductive choice - specifically a woman's right to choose to have an abortion.

On Sunday, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon was careful to state that the British Conservative party was not seeking a formal coalition with the DUP.

"We now have a minority Conservative government that is in office but not in power". We have a lot in common, we want to see Brexit work, we want to see the Union strengthened.

"I'm the most generous person in the world..."

Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa may. "When it becomes a matter for me is when people try to redefine marriage".

The influence which Britain's smallest province may have after the election was reinforced by the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party's pledge to maintain its policy of not taking its seats, a position that will cut the numbers needed to win a majority.

Early newspaper editions reflected the drama, with headlines such as "Britain on a knife edge", "Mayhem" and "Hanging by a thread". "As of now, I don't see any obstacles for negotiations to start as expected", said Merkel.

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