Senior Cabinet minister offer support to UK prime minister

May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

Foreign minister Boris Johnson, who was reported by British media to be lining up a leadership bid, insisted May should stay.

Damian Green, a lawmaker in the pro-EU wing of the party, was promoted to first secretary of state - effectively deputy prime minister.

There has also been speculation that May intends to soften her stance on Brexit following the appointment of staunch European Union supporter Damian Green as first secretary, essentially a second in command.

Theresa May formed a minority government the same day the results were declared after meeting the Queen to stake claim. "She's then got to present a programme to parliament", he said.

But rumors swirled of plots to oust May. She brought former leadership rival Michael Gove back into cabinet to bolster her position and help with Brexit negotiations.

A "shaken" Prime Minister is said to have arrived at the campaign headquarters in London at 4:30am.

With 318 seats in the House of Commons, the Conservatives remain the biggest single victor, but still fall behind securing the 326-mark of seats for a majority as they had before the snap election. Labour surpassed expectations by winning 262.

The Conservative Party leader called a snap election back in April, in an attempt to increase her party's majority in the House of Commons.

Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability. "Running a country is more hard and she's formidably good at that". "The needs of business and discussion of the economy were largely absent from the campaign, but this crash in confidence shows how urgently that must change in the new government".

He acknowledged that the government would now be unable to get numerous measures promised in its election platform through Parliament.

Despite the Conservatives losing their majority at the election, the committee members banged the tables for around 25 seconds and briefly cheered as Mrs May arrived at the meeting inside the Palace of Westminster.

And while those Brexit talks are scheduled to start in a week's time, a fair number of people argue the next significant stop in this drama will be at the ballot box.

May called the early election in April when opinion polls suggested she was set for a sweeping win which would give her a strong mandate to start Brexit talks with the EU.

Almost 72 percent of IoD members said "reaching a new trade agreement with the EU" should be the highest priority of the new government. May's own future as leader of the Conservative Party could be in question.

Instead, the election obliterated her political authority and the party is trying to secure the support of the 10 Democratic Unionist Party lawmakers to assure passage of May's program.

The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement.

"The talks are ongoing with the DUP, good progress is being made", the spokesman added.

The alliance makes some modernizing Conservatives uneasy.

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"The Taoiseach is right to express concerns about any deal between the DUP and the Tory party".

They will do so in the knowledge that the Conservative Government is no longer an honest broker given that they are now reliant on the votes of DUP MPs to their survival. They were galvanized to vote in this ballot by that prospect, as well as by a Conservative austerity budget that would cut education funds, and a Labour pledge to boost such spending.

Former finance minister George Osborne, who May sacked after taking office following the Brexit vote in last June, on Sunday said May was now a "dead woman walking".

Talks resume, June 12, with little hope of a successful outcome, with Ireland's prime minister-elect Leo Varadkar, saying he is set to warn May over the importance of impartiality in power-sharing talks.

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