British PM May says will govern with "friends" for successful Brexit deal

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British PM May says will govern with "friends" for successful Brexit deal

But Friday, supporters of the country's leading Conservative Party were coming to terms with a parliamentary minority.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip stand on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, London, after addressing the press Friday, June 9, 2017 following an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham.

With media asking whether May could remain in Downing Street after her electoral humiliation, ministers said now was not the time for the further uncertainty that a party leadership contest would bring.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's office says the Democratic Unionist Party has agreed principles to support her Conservative minority government.

The Conservatives failed to win the required number of seats in the general election, finishing with 318.

But Theresa May had a very stumbling election campaign, and that severely undermined her status of this strong and stable leader.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay, said she had received assurances from the prime minister over gay rights should the Tories and DUP strike a deal, ITV reported. I'm not bitter personally but I do think for the sake of the country and the party she has to try and articulate a much more positive, upbeat vision for our country - not just what we're against but what we're for. Who are these people, and how likely is she to be able to form a government with their backing? Beleaguered May is appointing new members of her government after several.

"We need a government that can act", EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. SNP's loss has been Labour and Conservative Party's gain.

The Conservatives have a long history of unsentimentally sacking their leaders - Margaret Thatcher among them - when they have become more liability than asset.

A source close to the DUP said the party was seeking more funding for the province and concessions for former British soldiers in exchange for supporting May.

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Mr Osborne, who was sacked by Mrs May and now is editor of the London Evening Standard, said there was now no majority in the Commons for a "hard Brexit".

MARTIN: But she is talking to a party out in Northern Ireland called the Democratic Unionists in an effort to form a coalition that would allow her to govern.

New poll suggests Labour would win a second general election.

With 24 hours left before the polling stations open Thursday, the premier is making her final pitch to voters, returning to the core theme she launched her campaign with: which leader does the public trust to steer Britain through Brexit negotiations - May or Labour's left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn?

There were also misgivings about relying on the DUP, which strongly opposes same-sex marriage and abortion.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a church service in Sonning, Britain.

"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.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, meanwhile, fell on his sword after just six months in the job, after slumping to a distant third place in Skegness & Boston on a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party, which shed swathes of voters to Labour and Conservatives. Their support base is overwhelmingly amongst Protestants who live in Northern Ireland, and it's the largest single political party in Northern Ireland.

"We want to make sure that Brexit is properly introduced and we will be the effective and possibly sole voice in parliament from Northern Ireland on Brexit", Ian Paisley Jr, a DUP member of parliament, told BBC television.