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The U.K.'s Democratic Unionist Party has made a deal with the Conservative Party to support Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government, according to media reports.
It is interesting to note that poor British productivity has coincided with the introduction of tax credits: when we finally got back to pre-crash GDP in 2015/16, it was with some two million more in employment - productivity had fallen.
NO one could have predicted that, following the UK general election on June 8, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party, would be going from strength to strength, while Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May would be fighting for her ...
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster, right, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Monday June 26, 2017.
During this year's general election, as in 2015, Tory activists across Britain were supplied with computer-generated lists of amenable voters by Conservative campaign headquarters in London.
A spokesman for Conservative party said it had been agreed during the negotiations that the deal would be signed by Mr Williamson and Sir Jeffrey.
As set out in its General election manifesto, the Conservative Party will never be neutral in expressing its support for the Union.
One former Tory hopeful has issued a high court writ alleging that the party should have offered him a seat in north-east England when the incumbent was elevated to the House of Lords. In Scotland, the party is being taken to court over a similar ...
The U.K.'s ruling Conservative Party has reached an agreement with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) that gives Prime Minister Theresa May a 14-seat parliamentary majority as she navigates her country's departure from the European ...
The Conservative Party allegedly operated a secret call centre during the general election campaign that breached electoral law, an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News has claimed.
A pointless and cynically opportunistic general election has provided a spectacular outcome. And while the nightmare of another Tory government is now a reality, this may be short-lived because only a political party operating on the margins of ...
Talks between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Theresa may reportedly became so tense the Northern Irish party refused to answer the phone to the Prime Minister's advisers for 36 hours.
The Conservative manifesto disappeared from the party's website and was replaced with a "page not found" message before it later appeared.
It is believed the legal challenge will focus on subsection five of article 1 of the 1998 Good Friday agreement which states that the UK and Irish governments "affirm that whatever choice is freely exercised by a majority of the people of Northern ...
The Conservative Party's origins go back to the late 17th century when the key divide was over the Church. Since then it ... The Conservative Party is in a terrible state. This is what emerges from the Ipsos Mori analysis of how Britain voted in the ...
Former Conservative deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine has warned the electoral base is dying off at a rate of 2 per cent a year and has called for a new party leader.
We're all probably aware of the great disaster that took place last week with Theresa may and her Conservative party calling for an election to bolster their majority through riding the Brexit wave, but instead losing that majority and creating a hung ...
However, the proposed deal with the 10-seat regional party, fifth-largest in the U.K., has provoked particular consternation, with critics suggesting that it could undermine British democracy and threaten disrupting the hard-fought Northern Ireland ...
David Davis has emerged as the unity candidate to lead the Conservative Party after he was tipped for the post by allies of Boris Johnson.
London: British Prime Minister Theresa May has "10 days to save her job" as some of her party lawmakers are secretly plotting her ouster, according to UK media reports. After her flawed decision to call a snap general election saw the conservatives ...
Last Thursday, the country went to the polls to take part in voting for a new government, with the results released overnight. The ruling Conservative Party won 317 seat in the U.K. parliament, making it the largest political party in the lawmaking ...
Former minister Robert Halfon has said the Conservative Party is "on death row" and must make dramatic changes, including a rebrand to "the workers Party".
Major, who as prime minister was central to the start of the peace process in the 1990s, said an alliance with the DUP would jeopardise the UK government's crucial role as an "honest broker" in Northern Ireland where power-sharing talks remain ...
The youth vote has been widely credited as playing a crucial role in Labour's performance in the general election, but a poll has suggested the party took a sizable chunk of the traditional Tory vote from an older generation.
The 38-year-old has only been a Conservative Party member since 2009, and an MSP and Scottish Tory leader since 2011 - but she has already turned the party's fortunes around almost entirely.
David Davis has admitted parts of the Conservative Party's manifesto will have to be ditched after the Tories failed to win a majority at the general election.
Boris Johnson, widely considered to be the frontrunner to replace Mrs May, has moved to quash talk of a change in the party leadership as he urged the Prime Minister's critics to "get a grip".
The Conservative Party will abandon some of its manifesto commitments as a result of its general election disaster, David Davis has said.
Today it is the Conservative Party which is in disarray. Since 2010 until very recently it was synonymous with the idea of austerity.
The Democratic Unionist Party now look like the Tories preferred coalition partners. The DUP, which is the biggest Unionist (ie pro-UK) party in Northern Ireland, are often treated as though they are just the same as the other Unionist party they have ...
May suffered a humiliating blow as the "snap election" Thursday spectacularly backfired, stripping her Conservative Party of its commanding majority in Parliament. She had called the vote three years earlier than required by law, with the aim of ...
email. June 10, 20175:51 PM ET. Heard on All Things Considered. Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative Party are trying to reassure a steady start into Brexit negotiations after failing to win a majority in parliament in elections on Thursday.
Despite suffering a setback in the general election, due in part to a large turnout from younger voters, the Conservative Party will negotiate Brexit on behalf of the UK, Daniel Kawczynski, Conservative MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire, told RT.
The UK's Conservative Party lost its majority in the House of Commons in Thursday's election, creating uncertainty over whether Prime Minister Theresa May will continue to serve, and possibly delaying or complicating the UK's departure from the ...
U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Friday as investor sentiment was tamed by the result of the U.K. election, with Theresa may's Conservative party losing its outright majority in parliament. Oil prices reversed earlier gains with ...
London (CBS) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament and pressure mounted on her Friday to resign. But British media were ...
As no party has secured an outright majority, Britain is facing a hung parliament. However, Sky News reported Friday morning that the Conservatives have already contacted the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) and agreed a coalition deal.
London: Britain's Liberal Democrats party will not form a coalition to prop up the government of Prime Minister Theresa May after she failed to win a parliamentary majority in an election, Liberal Democrat Tim Farron said on Friday.
From his campy, viral campaign ad, Greg Knight, a Conservative Party candidate standing in the United Kingdom's general election on Thursday, might not have seemed like a formidable candidate.
Ruth Davidson is to defy Theresa may's plans for a hard Brexit and tear her Scottish party away from English control after the UK Tories' disastrous General election result. Amid a growing clamour among senior Tories in London for Ms Davidson to be ...
London - A party founded by a firebrand Protestant preacher-politician who once objected to line dancing because it was sinful is now set to hold the balance of power in the British government. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday visited Queen ...
The Conservatives have reached an agreement with the DUP in order to form the next government. If you live in Northern Ireland we'd like to hear your views.
The U.K. Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Theresa May, unexpectedly lost a majority in Thursday's general election, sending the pound sterling lower and creating market uncertainty ahead of the start of Brexit negotiations.
According to the current count of the UK general election, with only 4 seats left, British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party holds 315 seats in the Parliament while Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party has 261. While the Conservative Party is the ...
Instead, the country is staring at a hung Parliament and a deeply damaged Prime Minister Theresa May, her authority and credibility fractured by her failure to maintain her Conservative Party's majority in Parliament. Ignoring demands that she resign ...
Britain's news media says Theresa may has no intention of giving up the post of prime minister even though her Conservative Party lost its majority in the House of Commons in Thursday's general election. Mays' future as leader and head of the ...
The election will largely determine the UK's negotiation policies in upcoming negotiations with the EU on Brexit. Theresa may was against Brexit before last year's referendum - but now says there can be no turning back, adding that "Brexit means Brexit".
PM May's ruling Conservative party is forecast to win 318 seats and has lost its parliamentary majority. May says the Conservatives will form a government with DUP to "provide certainty".


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