Plans for a hard Brexit have not changed, says UK

Claudine Rigal
Juin 12, 2017

Former Treasury chief George Osborne, who was sacked by May previous year, called the prime minister a "dead woman walking", and Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time.

"This is still on".

He told the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be prime minister". Labour, the main opposition party, won 262.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said that some policies planned before the election would be pruned back. "There's a possibility of voting it down and we're going to push that all the way", he told the newspaper. He insisted his party was ready to fight one. Confident of momentum building behind his party, Corbyn said he thought there was a good chance of another election wither "later this year or early next year" - concluding that this "might be a good thing".

On Brexit, Corbyn said he wanted "tariff-free access to the European market" and to maintain membership of key European agencies, as well as European Convention on Human Rights and European Court of Human Rights but he confirmed he would press ahead with leaving the EU if he became prime minister.

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, speaking on Sophy Ridge on Sunday, said Labour is "absolutely on our toes" for a potential move into power.

May's Downing St. office said Conservative Chief Whip Gavin Williamson was in Belfast Saturday for talks with the DUP "on how best they can provide support to the government".

As talks continue between the DUP and Conservatives over a potential confidence-and-supply arrangement to support Theresa May's minority government, Mrs Foster said: "When I meet with the Prime Minister in London tomorrow, I will be mindful of our responsibility to help bring stability to the nation at this time of challenge".

British Prime Minister Theresa May's future was hanging in the balance Monday as she prepared for a showdown with angry MPs from her Conservative party following its disastrous performance in last week's election.

However, Corbyn remains hopeful for another election, and is still relying on the young or first-time voters, of whom many expressed their support for the party in the run-up to the election.

May is under pressure after the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election.

Under the deal, the DUP is expected to pass the Queen's Speech and budgetsinexchange for Tory concessions. - May meeting with Conservative lawmakers May is due to meet with Conservative lawmakers in parliament.

A hung parliament, where no one single party holds a majority, adds a fresh layer of political uncertainty as the United Kingdom begins its divorce from the European Union. The party's leader Arlene Foster was elected past year on a promise to work to prevent abortion rights from being extended to Northern Ireland.

The visibly weakened premier denied she was feeling "shell-shocked" after her election gamble backfired. The party's leader, Arlene Foster, said they would have to have very serious discussions if the exit poll was borne out.

A snap survey conducted by the Conservative Home website revealed that 60 per cent of party members believe May should quit while just 37 per cent of the 1,500 members who took part said she should stay in her post.

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