Theresa May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks

She courted controversy in her 2003 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly, as a member of the "baby barristers", a right-wing group within the party who were said to be a "thorn in the side" of then-party leader, David Trimble due to his support for the Good Friday Agreement.

The Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell short by eight.

Meanwhile, more than 300,000 people have signed a petition which calls on the Tories not to do a deal with the DUP in order to form a government.

The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has sought assurances from May that any deal will not affect LGBTI rights, and Tory MP Tom Tugendhat tweeted he "joined a party that introduced equal marriage, backs civil rights and defends freedom of faith".

Liam Kennedy, 64, a history professor at Queen's University, said the result had "crystallised the reality of politics in Northern Ireland".

The clock is ticking for Theresa May.

Despite this, Theresa May is insisting her country needs a period of stability.

The DUP and its 10 MPs are in a very strong position. "That is made all the more hard when one side of the two diametrically opposed parties here has untold influence over the government".

But the DUP's support might come with preconditions about the future of Northern Ireland post-Brexit.

There's plenty of overlap between the DUP and May's Conservative Party.

The DUP forged its combative brand of British nationalism in the Protestant areas of 1970s Belfast as the bloody "Troubles" pitched hardline unionists fighting to remain part of Britain against mainly Catholic nationalists seeking a united Ireland.

Mr Adams said: "Sinn Fein respects the mandate we have received and our electorate who voted in such huge numbers", he said.

Ms Davidson told the BBC: "I was fairly straightforward with her (Mrs May) and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party".

She said: "That is why I think at this critical time for our country it is important to form a government in the national interest".

"Both the Conservatives and the DUP are Brexiteers, and that will help with the negotiations with Brussels, as well as the vexed issue of the border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland".

Ms Foster described the uncertainty facing the United Kingdom, following the recent terror attacks, the close run election and Brexit negotiations looming.

A party councillor in Ballymena reportedly claimed Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1,500 people in the USA, was God's revenge for New Orleans hosting an annual gay pride event.

If Theresa May has not already done one of her infamous u-turns, you don't even need to be reminded of the election promises that, as young people, we can not allow to pass into law.

The Jeremy Corbyn-led Opposition Labour party performed better than most forecasts, making considerable gains from the Tories to snatch the Conservative majority of 331 from the last general election.

Facing down calls to stand down by Labour and the Lib Dems, a defiant Mrs May has made a decision to cling on to power by forming a minority Conservative government. With 40% of the vote, it also secured its biggest vote share since the 2001 election when Tony Blair won his second term as PM.

The current leader of the DUP is Arlene Foster.

"We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the DUP", May said as she began to formulate her new government.

With the party in a position to hold the balance of power at Westminster, senior MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the DUP would be "serious players" in the hung parliament, telling the BBC: "This is flawless territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority it puts us in a very strong negotiating position and certainly that is one we would take up with relish". "That's what we will deliver. now let's get to work".

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