Failed gambit: United Kingdom polls put paid to May's hard Brexit

Resisting calls for her resignation, Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) to guide the United Kingdom through crucial Brexit talks. "We will enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge".

This week's election left the Conservatives several seats short of a majority in Parliament, so they are seeking a deal with the Northern Ireland-based DUP, which won 10 seats.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to hold her first cabinet meeting on Saturday in an early test of her hopes of forming a stable government after a crushing election setback.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who promised to be a "bloody hard woman" during her country's upcoming divorce negotiations with the European Union, has been ruthlessly reminded that British voters can be bloody hard as well.

At the time, she was considered a strong favorite against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

A visibly nervous Prime Minister said: "I am sorry for those candidates and hard-working party workers who weren't successful, but also particularly sorry for those colleagues who were MPs or ministers who had contributed so much to our country and who lost their seats and didn't deserve to lose their seats".

A major campaign issue centered on Britain's plan to leave the European Union, also called Brexit.

After months of slurs bandied between both sides of the party, several centrist lawmakers launched a coup against Corbyn a year ago.

"These aren't explained, they aren't even explained in citizenship classes at school, and there aren't many places where you can just go and find out about them".

It requires the unwinding of a four-decade relationship with Europe - with the risk that Britain, without a deal, could find itself locked out of the lucrative single European Union market. And, it would permit Britain to make its own trade deals and control the making of laws and enforcement in its territory. I want to reaffirm my ongoing support for the Conservative Party and its principles. More chaos in the Tory Party, more weak & unstable govt.

In a statement, Ms Hill, who was known for her "sweary text messages", said: "It's been a pleasure to serve in government, and a pleasure to work with such an excellent prime minister". "We are ready to do everything we can to put our program into operation", he said.

Downing St. chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who resigned Saturday, formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lacklustre campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to take away a winter fuel allowance and make them pay more for long-term care. It's hard to predict how they'll react, he says.

Late in the campaign, Britain was hit by two terror attacks that killed 30 people in Manchester and London, temporarily shifting the focus onto security issues. Other issues included the future of the government-run National Health Service, immigration and the economy.

Barwell was one of the Conservative lawmakers who lost his seat in Thursday's election, which saw the party lose its parliamentary majority.

"The big picture is that political uncertainty could take weeks or months to be resolved and it is likely to weigh on both financial markets (in particular the pound) and the economy", said Paul Hollingsworth, economist at Capital Economics in London. "We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar".

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