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Theresa May has ‘no intention of resigning,’ strikes deal with Democratic Unionists

Friday - 09/06/2017 20:53
Pundits predict May will be forced to resign, making her one of the shortest serving prime ministers in history.
Britain's Prime Minister May leaves the Conservative Party's Headquarters after Britain's election in London. © Peter Nicholls / Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister May leaves the Conservative Party's Headquarters after Britain's election in London. © Peter Nicholls / Reuters
Prime Minister Theresa May has no intention of resigning and has instead struck a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland.

The PM was humiliated in the UK general election, failing to secure a majority for her Conservative Party, leaving the country with a hung parliament.

The PM says she has no “intention of quitting.”

Reports indicate she has struck a confidence and supply arrangement with the ideologically similar DUP. They have 10 seats in the Commons. 

Spectator magazine journalist James Forysth reports Tory officials inside Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) attribute the devastating result to three issues: people are fed up with austerity, Brexit backlash and “Theresa May turned out not to be who the voters thought she was.”

Former Tory Chancellor George Osborne, who was sacked by Theresa May when she took office last year, said the result would be “completely catastrophic” for the party and the PM.

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