After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

13 June, 2017, 11:47 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

"Theresa May is a dead woman walking".

Conservative MP for Broxtowe, Anna Soubry, told the BBC May would have to "consider her position" in the wake of the election.

The DUP's influence might have been at least in part checked by the pro-independence Sinn Fein party, which gained three seats for a total of seven.

Clinging to power, May said the Tories would form a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats.

Her Downing Street office initially announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the smaller party to contradict that account hours later.

Downing Street says it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting.

At a press conference today, DUP leader Arlene Foster was vague about a working relationship with May's Conservatives.

Before her defeat, May said she wanted to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a phased implementation process to give business time to prepare for the impact of the divorce.

May, who had campaigned against Brexit last year, delivered her terms for withdrawal in March, binding London into a tight, two-year countdown to departure.

Mr Corbyn said it was clear Labour had won the election and indicated he was ready to put forward a programme for government in an alternative Queen's Speech.

When May called the election in April, she did so with the Conservatives riding high in the polls, and the pound had surged on expectations that a big majority for the Conservatives would allow her to face down the so-called euroskeptics in her parliamentary ranks.

"It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them)", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female partner.

They said it was clear the humiliated Tory leader had lost any majority for a "hard" Brexit - or clean break from the European Union bloc without a deal - in the Commons.

After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty
After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

"This is not the time for sharks to be circling".

Sterling also plummeted off the back of the result and suggestions that Mrs May will not stand down as Prime Minister, trading 2% down against the dollar at 1.27 U.S. dollars. "I think the only thing that political commentators can agree on is that we have uncertainty right now and nobody has any clue what shape this negotiation is going to take". "Now let's get to work". "That's not a matter for me", she said.

Ireland's prime minister-elect Leo Varadkar said the election result was an opportunity for Ireland.

A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties.

Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP.

Duncan Smith said the Conservatives would now concentrate on minority government negotiations.

And he said the case for a second referendum on the final Brexit deal "will only get stronger".

"Just to be clear, we will act in the national interest".

"I think we need a change".

Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19.

"We will be anxious to ensure that whatever the result of these negotiations is doesn't in any way adversely impact on our unique circumstances here in Ireland, with particular reference to our peace process", he told ITV.

Her ability to drive Brexit reforms through parliament is sharply diminished.

Others, too, called on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to hurry up and resolve the issue.


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