UK PM May says will govern with 'friends' for successful Brexit deal

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on June 9, 2017.

But another prominent internal critic, former education secretary Nicky Morgan, said Mrs May should "carry on" and was "entitled" to see whether she can form an administration.

Speaking Friday on Europe 1 radio, Edouard Philippe conceded that "the tone" of Brexit negotiations may be affected by British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to secure a parliamentary majority.

Theresa May has edged closer to a deal involving the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) as she attempts to rule without a Commons majority following her disastrous election results.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, meanwhile, fell on his sword after just six months in the job, after slumping to a distant third place in Skegness & Boston on a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party, which shed swathes of voters to Labour and Conservatives.

Katie Perrior, who quit as May's communications chief in April, said Timothy and Hill were "great street fighters but poor political leaders" and exercised too much power over the prime minister. Ultimately intended by May to expand the Conservative bloc, the election ended in a major blow to the party, which lost a dozen seats and, consequently, its majority. That leaves the Conservatives with 317 seats in Parliament out of 650, meaning they're likely to need the DUP's 10 votes to win a confidence motion.

Sinn Fein, which won in seven constituencies, traditionally does not take up its seats in parliament.

Then prime minister David Cameron said he would "never validate" the DUP's position on gay rights while deputy PM Nick Clegg claimed some of the party's views were "backwards".

May's office says that the DUP had agreed to in outline to a "confidence and supply" arrangement.

The party is led by Arlene Foster in Northern Ireland and Sir Jeffrey Donaldson in Westminster.

The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the legalization of gay sex.

Corbyn is the leader of Britain's Labour Party, who's been called the "British Bernie Sanders".

Secondly, they strictly oppose same-sex marriage, with Northern Ireland remaining the only part of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is not legal.

Climate change scepticism is not official party policy, but Wilson has stated: "I think in 20 years' time we will look back at this whole climate change debate and ask ourselves how on earth were we ever conned into spending the billions of pounds which are going into this without any kind of rigorous examination of the background, the science, the implications of it all".

"I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality, that's not a matter for me, when it becomes a matter for me is when people try to redefine marriage". "I would have thought that is enough for her to go, actually".

This MP said any alliance with the DUP could undo decades of careful neutrality by the Westminster government which has aided the Northern Ireland peace process.

"She's staying, for now", one Conservative Party source told Reuters.

May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU.

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