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'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

British prime minister Theresa May on Sunday suffered a further setback in her efforts to stay in power after Dublin warned that her plans to form an alliance with a Northern Irish party could upset the region's fragile peace.

"Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on the phone to Taoiseach Enda Kenny today". If not, the opposition Labour Party would expect to have an opportunity to put forward an alternative Queen's Speech and see if it could win the support of a majority in parliament. The Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election.

The timing is challenging, with Britain due to start negotiating the terms of its exit from the European Union with the bloc's 27 other members on June 19.

But with May's personal authority in tatters, there were reports that moves were afoot within her Conservative Party to dislodge her, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was insisting she could be ousted and he could replace her.

Foster is due to travel to London on Tuesday to meet May to discuss the details of a possible arrangement.

The new editor of the "Evening Standard" newspaper and close ally of Cameron added: "Cameron took years getting back to office, winning in seats like Bath and Brighton and Oxford and I am angry when we go backwards and I am not afraid to say that".

At least, five UK Cabinet ministers are pushing for Boris Johnson to topple Theresa May as Conservative party leader and Prime Minister, one of his close allies said on Sunday but the foreign secretary denied any plans of a coup.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who took the party from one Scottish seat to 13, said there would now have to be "consensus within the country about what it means and what we seek to achieve as we leave".

"We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond", Downing Street said in a statement. The DUP is a socially conservative group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and had links to Protestant paramilitary groups during Ireland's sectarian "Troubles".

"I am backing Theresa May". She is seeking a so-called confidence and supply deal, which would involve the DUP supporting the Conservatives on key votes, but not joining a formal coalition.

Any concessions on these points are likely to antagonise the nationalist republican Sinn Fein party, with whom the DUP shared power before their government collapsed earlier this year amid a breakdown in trust. The Good Friday Agreement set out that No 10 would be neutral.

In a sign of growing impatience with the shambolic state of the British side of the talks, senior European Union sources said that if London insisted on talking about a free trade deal before the issues of its divorce bill, citizens rights and the border in Ireland were sufficiently resolved, it would be met with a blunt response.

The smaller parties agree to vote for, or possibly abstain on, the Queen's Speech set out by the minority government.

The 1998 peace accord, which provides the template for powersharing at Stormont, commits the United Kingdom and Irish governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" when it comes to the differing political traditions in Northern Ireland.

The new approach would have "fewer things being ruled out" after the Prime Minister's failure to secure an increased mandate at the General Election.

"I look forward to meeting with him again tomorrow if his appointment is reaffirmed, but yes I think it's an important issue that you raise - the objectivity of both governments, and both governments working strictly in accordance with our legal responsibilities under the Belfast Agreement, the Irish government as co-guarantor, indeed the British Government as co-guarantor". "This is still on".