nsucurrent.com
nsucurrent.com June 25, 2017


Theresa May's best hope, DUP opposes abortion, same-sex marriage

12 June 2017, 02:39 | Violet Powell

A British election campaign unlike any other

Who are the national newspapers backing in General Election 2017

Instead, she has left Britain's government ranks in disarray, days before the divorce negotiations are due to start on June 19. The number needed for a majority is 326. Labour surpassed expectations by winning 262.

On Friday, May 27, Goodwin announced on Twitter that he would eat his new book about the Brexit vote if the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn polled at 38 percent or higher.

But Elmar Brok, a German conservative and the European Parliament's top Brexit expert, told the Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper that the talks would now be more complicated. "She needs to be more collegiate, seeking the advice of the cabinet. while reducing her nearly total reliance on a tiny cadre of advisers". "That's not a matter for me", she said.

Davidson, one of the few Conservatives to emerge as a victor from the election after she increased the party's presence in Scotland, said she had demanded, and received, "categoric assurance" from May that the policy would not change.

He acknowledged that the government would now be unable to get numerous measures promised in its election platform through Parliament.

May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. Those Conservative lawmakers, such as Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, a rising political star, who favor a softer Brexit will have to be placated.

May's Downing St. office said Conservative Chief Whip Gavin Williamson was in Belfast Saturday for talks with the DUP "on how best they can provide support to the government". The group's leader Arlene Foster was elected a year ago on a promise to work to prevent abortion rights from being extended to Northern Ireland. "Whoever it is, they are going to have to make deals with other political parties, and nearly every other political party that has an MP in the new parliament wants a softer version of Brexit", says French.

Old-school institutional politics made a dramatic comeback this week, in two disparate and seemingly disconnected events on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

It would mean the DUP backing the Government on its Budget and prevent it being brought down by motions of no confidence, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis.




"The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial. The DUP is a socially conservative group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and had links to Protestant paramilitary groups during Ireland's sectarian "Troubles".

A "confidence and supply" arrangement is a far looser deal than a formal coalition or pact.

Jeremy believes that there is a new movement in Britain demanding change, and Labour are the ones to bring it.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny tweeted Sunday that he had spoken with May "and indicated my concern that nothing should happen to put (the Good Friday Agreement) at risk".

London's neutrality is key to the delicate balance of power in Northern Ireland, which was once plagued by violence over Britain's control of the country.

The British government doesn't have long to ink a deal.

He plans to use the Queen's Speech as his first opportunity to topple the floundering PM.

"I don't think throwing us into a leadership battle at this moment in time, when we are about to launch into these hard negotiations, would be in the best interests of the country", Evans said.



Other News

Trending Now

London attacks: What we know
After ramming the auto into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament, the driver got out and stabbed a police officer to death. European security official says it is too soon to say whether incidents around London Bridge are militant attacks.

Slight Chance Of Showers Later, But Sunny & Warm Until Then
Thursday night is forecast to be mostly cloudy with temperatures down in the mid 50s, according to the NWS. Today's forecast calls for a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m.

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91
It did help that the Cavs played little to no defense right from the opening tip, a trend that has plagued them in these playoffs. Kevin Durant led the way for Golden State, scoring 38 points (14-for-26 shooting) with eight rebounds and eight assists.

Cuban entrepreneurs start first private business group
But manufacturing, tourism, farming and shipping industries would also be hurt. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said in a statement released to TheDCNF.

Apple Announces New iMacs, Updated MacBooks
Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows. That includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports, allowing users to connect up to two separate 5K monitors while connecting two RAIDs.

Israel pushes ahead with plans for 3000 settlement homes
Israeli NGO Peace Now said the new settlement plans prove that "a two state solution is not on (Netanyahu's) agenda". Mr Netanyahu has said he still supports a two-state solution, but peace advocates say his actions show otherwise.

Subaru WRX STI Type RA teased, to debut on June 8
Subaru confirmed to AutoGuide that it will unveil two different performance variants on June 8 . Subaru is shooting to break the four-door-sedan lap record on the 'Ring this summer.

Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final
That's what you love, and that's what you probably miss the most when you're finished playing. He sees no need to rethink the Stanley Cup Final's chess match.

How Trump privatizing air-traffic control will affect your airfare
The new entity would be governed by a board of directors, including representatives for airlines, unions, airports and others. Donald Trump said Americans live in a modern age but our air traffic control system is stuck in the past.

Worst is still to come‚ forecasters warn storm-tossed Cape Town
He said in one incident a family of four died in a fire caused by lightning, while another person died due to a building collapse. On Wednesday, authorities urged residents to capture rain from the storm in containers for flushing toilets and other needs.