UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Conservative Party insiders are also wondering how long May will last.

People demonstrate on Whitehall, central London, Saturday June 10, 2017, after the British general election result.

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 decided previous year to leave the European Union. Just after noon, she was driven the short distance from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system.

British media have reported strains between their teams since then, and their relationship has been more distant than the one between former prime minister David Cameron and his finance minister George Osborne. "The Prime Minister called this election on the basis she would need a stronger mandate to negotiate Brexit", Corbyn said.

While May had shifted the Conservative Party manifesto more to the political left than any recent leader of the party, by the time the election campaign kicked off, she was being seen as one of the weakest Conservative leaders to take the helm of the party in recent history. The party's opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage places it at odds with modernizing Conservatives. That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. Downing St. says the Cabinet will discuss the agreement Monday. Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May is appointing new members of he.

May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced on Saturday that they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party.

Her centre-right party came first but lost its majority in parliament, meaning it is likely to have to secure the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and its 10 extra seats to push it over the line.

The humiliating result has heaped pressure on May to resign, but she says she will stay and lead Britain during exit talks with the European Union.

"I don't think throwing us into a leadership battle at this moment in time, when we are about to launch into these hard negotiations, would be in the best interests of the country", Evans said.

"Gavin will have an important role to play in that".

May, a 60-year-old vicar's daughter, is now facing questions over her judgement in calling the election three years early and risking her party's slim but stable working majority of 17.

What is a hung Parliament?

People living in Britain are waking up to uncertainty as Prime Minister Theresa May ignored calls to stand down after the ruling Conservative Party lost an overall majority in parliament in a general election on Thursday.

May, jolted by the electoral setback, however, remained defiant to calls for her resignation and vowed to form a minority government with the informal backing of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). She'd argued that the elections would give her the boost she needed to have a strong hand in negotiations to leave the EU.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic.

EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said it may now be possible to discuss closer ties between Britain and the EU than May had initially planned, given her election flop.

Anand Menon, professor of politics at King's College London, said her lack of a parliamentary majority made it far more likely that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal.

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