Theresa May to Remain PM Despite Calls to Go

Theresa May to Remain PM Despite Calls to Go

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to form a government and lead Brexit negotiations after loosing a major snap election Thursday, just 10 days before the government was due to begin Brexit negotiations.

If May was right that her party's narrow majority impaired her ability to negotiate optimal terms for withdrawal from the European Union, it's hard to see how she (or another Conservative prime minister) wouldn't be at an even greater disadvantage negotiating on behalf of a minority government. She had hoped to boost the Conservatives' majority in Parliament and get a stronger mandate in negotiating the Brexit from the European Union. But the election result meant it was unclear whether her plan to take Britain out of the bloc's single market and customs union could still be pursued.

The Conservatives held 330 seats in the last Parliament, compared with 220 for Labour, 54 for the Scottish National Party and nine for the Liberal Democrats.

Opposition party leaders were also quick to call for her resignation, including the Liberal Demo- crats' Tim Farron, who said: "We will now have a government that is weaker and less stable at a time when we are about to embark on the most hard and complex negotiations in our history".

May received the queen's approval to form a new government by linking with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats.

"It means the country can not go forward with Brexit, which means more uncertainty, especially for European Union nationals here", he said. "I think that's enough for her to go, actually". The gamble backfired. On Friday morning, it became clear the Tories lost seats in the south of the country while failing to break into Labour's heartlands further north.

Noting the "crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days", May said the new government will work to fulfill the will of United Kingdom voters who made a decision to leave the European Union. On Friday, May said her party would "provide stability" for the country whatever the election outcome. However, the general elections have failed the conservatives and took away her majority in the government, forcing her to collaborate with DUP.

Cavs not giving up - James
It's time to put on a show for our fans in Oakland and the rest of the Bay. "Forget about that undefeated talk or whatever". CLEVELAND (AP ) - Game 3 of the NBA Finals drew 20.5 million viewers on ABC, an increase of 22 percent from last season.

Labor is expected to increase its share from 229 to 262 seats, resulting in a hung parliament.

He said the March 2019 deadline “leaves us with no time to lose.

For Sorfina Shamsudin, 22, and her friends, this GE was the first time that they were making their voices heard.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the country after Britain's election at Downing Street in London, Britain June 9, 2017.

The pound hit an eight-week low against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro before recovering slightly on news she would form a DUP-backed government. She needs 18 more seats, with only 17 more seats left to declare.

"Her position I think is very, very hard".