Senior Cabinet minister offer support to UK prime minister

But a dismal campaign has left the Prime Minister fending off a mutiny within her own party.

A stream of Conservative lawmakers walked into 10 Downing St. on Sunday to learn if they had been promoted, demoted or kept in their posts.

"I don't detect any great appetite amongst my colleagues for presenting the public with a massive additional dose of uncertainty by getting involved in a self-indulgent Conservative Party internal election campaign.", Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers, told BBC TV.

Mr Green's appointment is meant to reassure lawmakers that the days when government decisions were taken by a small cabal around the prime minister are now over, and that the new Cabinet will be more collegiate.

Former chancellor George Osborne suggested her premiership could collapse within a matter of days. Gove, a backer of Britain's exit from the European Union, was appointed environment secretary.

Asked whether Trump had spoken to May about postponing his trip to London, which remains unscheduled, White House spokesman Raj Shah said Sunday: "The president has tremendous respect for Prime Minister May".

Mr Corbyn said he wants Brexit negotiated as quickly as possible along with guaranteeing the rights of European Union nationals in the UK.

But rumors swirled of plots to oust May.

This marked an apparent reversal of plans to turf out those considered less than loyal - a sign of her weakened stature in a party that traditionally craves strong leaders.

"I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out", May told Conservatives MPs during a crunch meeting in Westminster.

According to reports of the meeting, she accepted personal responsibility for calling the snap election and for the result, which saw her party lose its overall majority and have to rely on the support of others. She said calls for Mrs May to go had "faded" but her authority was "extremely fractured". Conservative Party loyalists urged her to change her leadership style, while critics talked about her days being numbered.

The Creative Industries Federation says the general election result shows "there is no clear mandate for the Government to negotiate a hard Brexit". This is all the more so, given the alliance with the DUP, for whom an open border with the Republic of Ireland is a priority.

An MP who attended the meeting said their was no discussion of how long Mrs May would remain as leader of the Conservatives, since "she's won, she's got to be Prime Minister".

Mrs May's hopes of survival hinge on a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to provide her with the necessary support she needs in the Commons.

The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement.

"However, the Conservative Party's reduced share of the vote may indicate a higher likelihood that a "softer" form of Brexit might now be pursued, involving compromises with the European Union that Ms".

He said the current process - which involves the United Kingdom and Irish governments chairing elements of the negotiations and the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service moderating other discussions - is the "right approach".

But he warned against James Brokenshire being brought in as a mediator to the negotiations, saying he represents the "partisan" British Government.

If the government was defeated, it would be tantamount to a vote of no confidence. Without the amendments, he said, Labor would try to vote down the speech.

There was a "huge amount of work to get on with", said Mr Green, adding: "Not just the Brexit negotiations that start next week, but many other challenges that face us and we are determined to produce a Queen's Speech to ensure we can fulfil the Prime Minister's ambition to have a country that works for everyone".

He said: "The Conservative Party and this parliament, and this Prime Minister have got a huge task to do on behalf of this country". "This is still on".

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