May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

The DUP won 10 seats in the snap election.

Negotiations with Brussels on the UK's departure from the European Union are due to start on 19 June, and Mrs May is now seeking the backing of the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority government.

DUP leader Arlene Foster said there had been "very good discussions" so far on how her 10 MPs could support a Conservative minority government, and she would travel to London to meet May on Tuesday.

The DUP itself later issued a statement saying the talks had been positive, but stopped short of confirming a deal had been sealed.

"We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond". Corbyn said his party was "quite ready and able to put forward a serious programme of government", which he said "obviously has massive support in this country". Downing Street confirmed that the principles of a deal between the two parties had been agreed and would be discussed at a cabinet meeting on Monday.

Thursday's General Election saw the Conservatives win only 318 seats, eight shy of winning an overall majority. With just 10 members of Parliament, the DUP doesn't wield much power on its own - but those seats, if they vote with May's party, have the power to push the Conservatives over the threshold to a functioning government.

But Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell told ITV's Peston on Sunday that full single market membership was not "on the table" and would be seen by voters as not respecting the referendum result.

Fallon told the BBC that in light of the election result a new approach was needed, welcoming the resignation of her two closest aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who were perceived by many Conservative lawmakers to be high-handed and secretive.

Labour's next big push will come during the Queen's Speech on June 19 which will herald the opening of a new parliament in the United Kingdom and will contain a new budget as well as the program of government.

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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".

The Telegraph newspaper said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace Ms May. "He's in a permanent leadership campaign so I am not sure it qualifies as news", he said.

But he has responded in typically colourful fashion, tweeting: "Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa may".

Timothy - a combative character who one former colleague said had helped create a "toxic" atmosphere at the heart of the government - said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be prime minister. Let's get on with the job".

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

Sir Michael did not reveal what the DUP had been offered in return, but said the "outline proposal" would be published once a deal had been agreed.

Mrs May called the election claiming she wanted a stronger hand in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, due to start on the same day as the Queen's Speech.

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