Theresa May 'will serve us as long as we want her' - MPs

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, smarting from a humbling snap-election defeat that cost her Conservative Party its governing majority, said Friday that her party would stay in power by forming a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland.

But now, following last week's election in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to secure an overall majority means that she now faces a number of new battles to fight at home - before she can even think about dealing with the likes of Barnier and his colleagues in Brussels.

May moved to demonstrate that she understands the frustration of voters by moving up a meeting with rank-and-file Conservative Party lawmakers, some of whom have called for her to step aside sooner rather than later.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a meeting with the Leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Arlene Foster at 10 Downing Street after the general election in London, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Former prime minister Mr Cameron said Mrs May would have to change her approach to Brexit as a result of the election.

The talks with the DUP follow May's apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting Monday that signaled she would be more open to consultation, particularly with business leaders demanding answers about the details on Britain's departure from the European Union. Now Sinn Fein has indicated that it could end its century-long boycott of the British Parliament in order to block the DUP-Tory alliance and get a deal with Labour for a referendum on Irish unity.

With British politics thrust into the deepest turmoil since last June's shock Brexit vote, European Union leaders were left wondering how divorce talks would open next week.

The DUP supported Brexit but the party is not in favour of Ms.

After the Prime Minister lost her majority thanks to a surge in Labour support from young voters, Mr Corbyn has been hailed as a victor by his MPs - who stood up and applauded as he entered the chamber.

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Sunday that the plans were unchanged but added it was "very, very important that we're careful about the existing trade that we do with Europe, about access to the single market".

"You're going to see in the next few weeks her taking back command, her taking back the reins, her showing what she's good at, which is delivering for the country", he said as he sought to soothe over the political turmoil that has gripped the government since Thursday's election. Although it campaigned for Brexit, it is aware that more than 50 percent of Northern Ireland citizens voted to remain in the European Union referendum, June 23, 2016.

Trump recently told May in a phone call that he does not want to go forward with a state visit to Britain until the public here supports the trip, according to a report first published in the Guardian newspaper.

Critics say a DUP-Tory deal could damage the hard-won peace process in Northern Ireland.

As he arrived at the Dail in Dublin ahead of Enda Kenny's formal resignation as taoiseach, Mr Adams said incoming Irish premier Leo Varadkar needed to put his efforts into restoring powersharing north of the border.

In an article in the Belfast Telegraph, Foster listed three priorities, including getting Northern Ireland's devolved power-sharing government at Stormont working again.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said May's government lacked the credibility necessary for Brexit talks and should delay the negotiations.

"To those locally who are complaining the loudest about our position of influence, I say to them that the time for unreasonable behavior and unrealistic demands is over", she said.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed off claims he was plotting a fresh leadership bid, insisting that he fully supported Mrs May.

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