Published: Tue, June 13, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Senior Cabinet minister offer support to UK prime minister

Senior Cabinet minister offer support to UK prime minister

The MPs continued that the committee was in agreement with the Prime Minister that another General Election or a party leadership election will not be held in the foreseeable future as they are "the last thing the country needs".

"I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out", May told Conservatives MPs during a crunch meeting in Westminster.

The bottom hasn't fallen out on the British economy in the year since the Brexit vote, but inflation is rising and all economic growth forecasts are modest.

BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said there was an "ambiguity" about both what would go in it - with several manifesto pledges expected to be watered down or dropped - but also the need for the Tories to "nail down" DUP support.

Germany is angling to host the London-based European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority after Britain leaves the European Union.

He told reporters in Berlin that the exact procedures for the move could be decided at a meeting of European Union leaders later this month. Theresa May backed the Remain campaign, until she launched her leadership campaign with the slogan "Brexit means Brexit".

Sparring between the two sides is in full force ahead of the scheduled start of complex negotiations with Brussels next week, with a tight timetable that would see Britain leave the European Union in March 2019.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has expressed his concerns for the Northern Ireland peace process if the Conservative government is propped up by the Democratic Unionist Party. "She was clear she was responsible".

Mr Green said talks with the DUP were "going well", adding: "At this very important time, we want to produce a substantial Queen's Speech".

Mrs May is due to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster today to hammer out a deal to support the minority government. "This doesn't depend entirely on us".

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Theresa May has told Conservative lawmakers she would serve as prime minister as long as they wanted her after a botched election gamble cost the party its majority in parliament and weakened Britain's hand days before formal Brexit negotiations.

That bump was presaged by gains in last year's Scottish parliamentary elections and local elections in March.

It comes amid confusion over whether the Queen's Speech will be delayed as talks continue to form a government.

"Our position is clearly set out, it is clearly set out in a number of places and there has been no change to that", May's spokesman said, adding that the Brexit minister, David Davis, had set out the same position earlier on Monday.

The British general election last week has done little to remove the uncertainty facing the business community and Britain's global partners, as it delivered a shock hung Parliament, forcing the government to turn to the right wing Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party.

May's willingness to take blame for the election loss Monday appeared to have won her favor from her party colleagues, who said she had effectively ended talk of an imminent coup.

May has taken the blame for the Conservatives' relatively poor showing in last Thursday's election, in which the party surprisingly lost its majority.

The result came as a surprise to many, with opinion polls prior to the election sitting in May's favour.

Anna Soubry, a Conservative member of Parliament, said she could not predict when May might go, but called the prime minister's position "untenable".

People there said she uttered the word "sorry" repeatedly, and as the meeting dragged on was asked if she had time to continue, replying: "No, no, I've got time - I said I'd changed". Within the Cabinet, May was the toughest voice on non-EU immigration, - for example insisting on keeping students in the net migration figures against most of the rest of her cabinet.

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