Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key

EU wary of Brexit talks walkout whoever wins UK vote

Despite having secured the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP) 10 seats to form the government, it, nevertheless, has seen Conservatives leading a minority government.

According to the British media reports, initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after the Conservatives failed to secure a majority in Thursday's United Kingdom elections.

"Theresa May is a dead woman walking".

The election, which has overturned all opinion poll projections of a strong Conservative party majority, recorded the highest turnout in 25 years at 68.7 per cent, with almost 32 million of the 46.9 million registered voters casting their ballots.

The British political party needed 326 seats to win the majority but it fell short by 8 and could only manage to win 318, The Democratic Unionist Party won 10 seats. The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262.

A supply and confidence arrangement is not a formal powersharing coalition.

On Saturday, the Prime Minister's office said a deal had been done, but the DUP later said the talks were continuing.

Downing Street backtracked, saying she had "discussed finalizing" a deal in the coming week. Sky sources: Downing Street issued the wrong statement in error.

Stressing that her party had won the maximum votes and emerged as the single largest party, she claimed that only the Tories can provide the "certainty" needed to guide the country through crucial Brexit talks that begins with the European Union on June 19.

"That might be a good thing because we can not go on with a period of great instability", he said.

"This is not the time for sharks to be circling".

But Soubry said May's time in the top job would be limited.

"It's going to be hard for Britain as I believe we've only seen the tip of the iceberg concerning the difficulties linked with leaving the EU", Borge Brende told local media.

"Theresa May sought a mandate for Brexit, austerity and the erosion of human rights". But not for some time, let's get this clear. "We want to hold speedy talks", she told reporters.

Sunday papers reported that Boris Johnson was either being encouraged to make a leadership bid in an effort to oust her, or actually preparing one - a claim dismissed as "tripe" by the Foreign Secretary.

The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy.

There was no mention of what concessions the DUP may have asked for, amid growing concern about the influence of a party opposed to abortion and gay marriage.

She added that she will continue discussions to "bring stability to the nation" with May on Tuesday. "We want to do what is right for the whole of the United Kingdom".

Merkel said Friday she was ready for the upcoming talks with the United Kingdom on the European Union exit and expected London to stick to the agreed schedule.

The Conservatives recorded their best result in Burnley for 25 years as Paul White finished second to Labour.

"Ted Heath lost and tried to form another government and tried to get another majority in Parliament".

"I can still be prime minister". He was clear that he believes that he still could be prime minister in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.

She has faced calls from some Tories to step down for calling an early election which resulted in a lost majority.

Technically, with the combined strength of the Conservatives and the DUP, there are now 328 seats in favour of the government, in the 650-strong British House of Commons.

May put on a courageous face following Thursday's vote, expressing sorrow for the MPs who lost their seats, but refusing to acknowledge how her election gamble backfired. The Labour Party would then have inherited Brexit, and the Conservative Party could shout "We told you so" from the sidelines as the costs came due.