Published: Sun, June 11, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power


Leader of the Opposition, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.

"[The Conservative campaign] failed to notice the surge in Labour support, because modern campaigning techniques require ever-narrower targeting of specific voters, and we were not talking to the people who chose to vote for Labour".

She took a tough line against Brussels on the campaign trail, describing herself as a "bloody hard woman" and warning she was willing to walk away from the talks if she could not get a good deal. Prime Minister Theresa May had called an unexpected snap general election while twenty points ahead in the polls, seeing her chance to crush the opposition and perhaps even wipe out the Labour Party for a generation.

Just hours later the Government was forced to backtrack after the DUP confirmed to Sky News that no deal had been reached. The DUP is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and once appointed an environment minister who believes human-driven climate change is a myth.

Timothy, who has worked with May since she was in the Home Office, hoped MPs would get behind the Prime Minister for the good of Brexit.

An analysis of marginal seats in the United Kingdom general election has revealed exactly how many votes away Jeremy Corbyn was from becoming Prime Minister.

The CRC is chaired by Richard Cook, a former chair of the Conservative Party in Scotland, and it has emerged that Cook founded a company in 2013 with Saudi Prince Nawwaf bin Adbul Aziz, according to documents at Companies House. Meaningless Conservative slogans ("Brexit means Brexit" and "Enough is Enough") evaporated under scrutiny, not least when the British people have begun more clearly to see that May's brand of never-ending authoritarian austerity is a threat to both their economic and physical security.

For now, Theresa May has managed to hold on to her premiership, heading a minority government that intends to enact its legislative agenda with support from the ten MPs of the Democratic Unionist Party, a Northern Irish party characterised by strong social conservatism and enthusiastic support for Brexit.

That calculation backfired spectacularly on Thursday as voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority.

Then, the aim had simply been to use the elections as a platform from which to initiate a debate about the need to move the party away from the centrism of the Blair years and take it in a more progressive, traditionally left-wing direction.

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May was expected to appoint a team that will take on one of the most demanding negotiations in British history.

She also echoed comments made by Evans and Perrior that much of the party had been shut out of the campaign.

Mrs May will try and form a coalition government with Northern Ireland's DUP to maintain Tory control.

After May/Downing St. said it had deal with DUP party on governing, DUP says not true. "I'm afraid she didn't have those qualities herself, but she hired people that didn't have them either".

Newspaper headlines saw her as just clinging on. The election cost them their majority in Parliament, and led Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to call on May to resign. The Times newspaper ran a front-page story on May's tenuous future as Conservative leader Saturday with the headline "May stares into the abyss".

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