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United Kingdom general election 2017: 208 women MPs, a proud record for Parliament

United Kingdom general election 2017: 208 women MPs, a proud record for Parliament

In a move that could jeopardise her frantic attempts to remain as Prime Minister, the DUP is accusing Downing Street of announcing a deal on its MPs voting with the Tories in the Commons before an agreement has been reached. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit terms. As of 3am, LBC's Election Analyst was predictin the Conservatives would win 322 seats - one short of the magic number of 323, but just ...


May to form minority government after election debacle

May to form minority government after election debacle

Mujtaba Rahman, managing director at Eurasia Group, said May could even stage a "a symbolic show of strength to show the European Union and domestic doubters that she is still the self-styled "bloody hard woman" standing up for the U.K". In its manifesto, the party also called for an "appropriate support programme" for farmers in Northern Ireland following the divorce with the EU.



Snap polls fallout: Theresa May's closest advisers resign

Yesterday, I resigned as the Prime Minister's adviser. "What we want to see is a workable plan to leave the European Union, and that's what the national [referendum] vote was about it - therefore we need to get on with that". Amid reports that senior Tories were sounding out potential replacements for Mrs May, prominent Conservative MP Heidi Allen said the Prime Minister had six months at most left in Downing Street.


May to forge 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

May to forge 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

May confirmed Friday that senior ministers would remain in their posts, despite rumours that she had been ready to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a clash over her Brexit strategy. "Let's get on with the job". Johnson dismissed the reports as "tripe", tweeting late on Saturday that he was backing May. It will be more hard for a Conservative government to walk away from the European Union without a trade deal, as May has threatened to do.



French see no one to counter Macron, set to sweep parliament

Voter turnout, however, was sharply down, marking 48-and-a-half percent. En Marche candidate Bruno Bonnell (R) celebrates with his campaign director after polls closed for the first round of French legislative elections Sunday in Villeurbanne, France .


Iran police kills four Islamic suspects in south

Iran police kills four Islamic suspects in south

The official IRNA news agency on Sunday quotes Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as saying the suspect left Iran for a neighbouring country following the attacks but "was sent to hell" by Iranian intelligence agents and " fellow intelligence services".