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A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain
- June 13, 2017

Speaking on the steps of No 10 after an audience with the Queen , the prime minister said the parties had a "strong relationship" and that she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". (more...)
Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle
- June 12, 2017

Over the next five years, she said, we will build a country and society that will leave no-one behind and would share opportunities across the UK. For a clear election victory, a political party typically needs to win 326 seats (accounting for the 326 votes in the House of Commons ). (more...)
Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government
- June 12, 2017

However, some analysts have said she would need a buffer zone of 70 or 80 seats to get a compromise deal on Brexit past her hardline, Eurosceptic right-wingers, if it comes to that. Former first minister Peter Robinson's wife Iris, who was an MP at the time, once described homosexuality as an "abomination", while the MP son of Dr Paisley, Ian Paisley Jr, said he felt "repulsed" by homosexual acts. (more...)
May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party
- June 12, 2017

Her best prospects of forming a government seemed to rest on a possible arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party, whose 10 MPs would be enough to take the Tories - on 318 seats with one constituency left to declare - past the 326 mark to secure an absolute majority. (more...)
Clinging on to Her Job, Britain's May Appoints New Ministers Clinging on to Her Job, Britain's May Appoints New Ministers
- June 12, 2017

Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would only cause further disruption as Britain prepares to start Brexit negotiations as early as June 19. That means the DUP would back the government on confidence motions and budget votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. "The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of ... (more...)
Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following United Kingdom snap election Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following United Kingdom snap election
- June 12, 2017

And now we're going to head to the United Kingdom where the political landscape has proven to be as riveting and unpredictable as in the U.S. Last week, we talked about Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election . A hung British parliament is possibly the worst result in the eyes of the European Union. Corbyn said Labour would try to amend the Queen's Speech to include its own commitments to end austerity and boost public spending. (more...)