Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster

He also said the government would "walk away" with no deal if talks broke down on ending Britain's four-decade membership of the bloc. In addition to that, there's other roles that people can play, " he told ITV.

Two of May's closest advisers, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, resigned as part of the reshuffle, with former party leadership candidate and prominent Brexit campaigner Michael Gove unexpectedly brought back to the cabinet, where he replaced Andrea Leadsom as environment secretary.

The prime minister's most prominent potential rival, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, sought to quash any suggestion that she would be ousted imminently.

Many of those Conservatives now opposing May are those who wanted to remain in the EU.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is said to be positioning himself as the chief advocate of a softer Brexit.

After attending the Prime Minister's political cabinet on Monday, she told BBC News: "I'm suggesting that the Conservative Party works with those both within the House of Commons and with people without to ensure that as we leave the European Union we have a Brexit that works for the economy and puts that first".

She will stay, establish a government (with "our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party" of Northern Ireland) and then "guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days".

The Prime Minister was forced to perform an unprecedented U-turn within days of the publication of the Tory manifesto by announcing there would be a cap on social care costs, something that had been absent in the original policy document.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said that some policies planned before the election would be pruned back. According to the World Bank, if Britain were to trade with European Union on WTO terms, then British trade in goods with European Union will halve and trade in services will fall by 60 per cent. The party is Pro-union and Pro-Brexit.

One Tory MP who left the meeting midway through said there was no mood among colleagues for another leadership contest and that Mrs May spoke very well, adding "none of the Maybot". "They're not compatible", he told BBC radio.

More damaging still was support for hard Brexit, a move that won the support of hard-core UK Independence Party voters, but ensured the alienation of those who favored less onerous terms, many of whom were students who sat out the Brexit referendum.

Ms. Davidson has vowed to use the Scottish votes to prioritise the single market over curbing immigration, thus rejecting Theresa May's hard Brexit. "I would say 80 percent chance that there will be another election later this year or early next year". "On the marginally positive side, perhaps it means a softer Brexit".

The shocking result has triggered chaos in British politics and several disgruntled members of May's Conservative Party now want her gone.

Former finance minister George Osborne, who May sacked after taking office following the Brexit vote last June, on Sunday said May was now a "dead woman walking".

With the new government set to present its legislative programme to parliament on June 19, the clock is ticking on efforts to bolster the Conservatives' position.

The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament.

Asked if he was now accepting Brussels' timetable, as set out by chief negotiator Michel Barnier, Mr Davis said: "What we have said is we will start down this process but I will have some discussions with Mr Barnier about how we progress to the wider thing of the trade area".

Mr Davis suggested he was open to co-operation with Labour on the issue but rejected the idea of the United Kingdom remaining in the single market.

The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, which is says voluntarily declares donations from a single source over £7,500, has called for clarity on political donations in Northern Ireland where the source does not have to be disclosed.

Foster, who is due to meet May on Tuesday to finalize a deal, said the DUP would also be "mindful of our responsibility to help bring stability to the nation at this time of challenge".

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