Corbyn vows to force May to resign 'within a matter of days'

The British PM was forced to relinquish her two closest aides - joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill - as she struggled to reassert her authority.

"The reason for the disappointing result was not the absence of support for Theresa May and the Conservatives but an unexpected surge in support for Labour", Timothy wrote.

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the most demanding jobs in recent British history.

However, the Conservative Party were only 287 votes from forming a majority government and could have done so by winning four seats.

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.

Shock election losses saw the Tories enter negotiations with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party in a bid to shore up the Prime Minister's weakened Government with a "confidence and supply" arrangement. He said it was impossible to predict whether she would still be prime minister at the end of the year.

Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union. "If she has an ounce of self-respect, she will resign", said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, while Conservative M.P. and former minister Anna Soubry said May "is in a very hard place... she now has to obviously consider her position".

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They wanted the campaign to focus on May and a clear message that only she could be trusted.

May has insisted she will not step aside and will instead form a new government that will lead the country through the treacherous currents of the Brexit talks to come. The group's leader Arlene Foster was elected previous year on a promise to work to prevent abortion rights from being extended to Northern Ireland. 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".

"You know that I've got disagreements with Jeremy on particular issues, whether it's security, economy - I think we're past the period where we should be asking people to pretend they've got different views".

But she seems secure for the immediate future, because senior Conservatives don't want to plunge the party into a damaging leadership contest.

However the Government's adherence to that position will clearly be brought into question if its control of Parliament is dependent on a deal with the DUP, endangering ongoing talks to try reach a power-sharing deal in the region.

A Conservative source said the move to include Gove in her cabinet may suggest she has learnt a lesson after firing George Osborne, the former finance minister who as editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper, has become a vocal critic.

He said: "We're in an era of open, honest politics".


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