June 28, 2017

UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

13 June 2017, 08:40 | Grady King

UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

With opinion polls showing the Conservatives had a commanding lead over the opposition Labour Party, May called an early election in hopes of increasing her majority in Parliament and strengthening her position in Brexit negotiations.

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In a further bid to win over disillusioned lawmakers, May appointed Michael Gove, a long-serving cabinet minister with whom she has clashed in the past, as environment minister while two of her closest aides, who many blamed for the election result, resigned.

ConservativeHome editor Mark Wallace branded Labour's history of having tried to broker a deal with the Ulster party "awkward". "I believe that's important".

The outcome of last week's vote has also thrown into doubt what Britain would seek from Brexit talks with the European Union, complex negotiations which will have profound implications for the world's fifth largest economy.

Party managers turned to their allies in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), who made two gains in Thursday's election to give them 10 seats at Westminster.

She also indicated that there will not be a second general election this year.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was humiliated by the United Kingdom electorate last Thursday. Mrs.

However many Tories are adamant that she can not lead them into another general election after her disastrous showing last week at the ballot box.

She said: "We had very good discussions yesterday with the Conservative Party in relation to how we could support them in forming a national government - one that would bring stability to the nation - and those discussions continue". The botched campaign opened a new front in the Tories' decades-long internal conflict over Britain's membership in the European Union.

Even if Corbyn is unable to challenge government, the Conservatives may find it hard to pass policies through the House without a more comfortable majority, especially with an alliance with a party that disagrees with it so much.

May will attend a meeting of the 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers on Monday, some of whom have called for her to be ousted. He said: "Theresa May is a dead woman walking". This isn't just going to be a Tory Brexit, this is going to have to involve the whole country.

May is due to meet with Conservative lawmakers in parliament. Several have said that she seeks to concentrate too much power in her immediate circle, leaving her cabinet and parliament powerless.

"I got us into this mess so I'm going to get us out of it".

"When will be the point from moving to talking about talks, to more detailed talks, I can not say". "We can not continue like this", he said, predicting that even a loose alliance between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland can not endure.

"It may not be on the Monday because we also have got the Queen's Speech that week and I will have to speak in that, and so on", he told Sky News.

The talks re-start on Tuesday, but all the indications are that the DUP will eventually sign up, in return for big extra funding for Northern Ireland.

Davis told BBC radio Monday that the government stood by its threat to "walk away" with no deal if talks - when they do eventually start - break down.

The DUP is strongly opposed to single-sex marriage and abortion, at odds with Conservative policies.

Sinn Fein is understood to be furious at some of the DUP's demands, which include cutting off foreign funding for parties in Northern Ireland.

Even if May manages to cling on to power, there could be significant delay to Brexit and many other areas of government policy, such as the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

Fallon told the BBC the government would be able to muster parliamentary support for its Brexit plans, adding: "Our view of Brexit I don't think has changed". However, it's all about Britain's exit from the EU.

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