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Northern Ireland party agrees to May's minority government

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power by her fingernails on Sunday after losing her parliamentary majority in last Thursday's election, as an agreement with the minority Democratic Unionist Party that would keep the Conservatives in power was still not finalized.

The announcement came after May lost Downing St. chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who resigned Saturday.

Defence Minister Michael Fallon said he believed there was a majority in parliament for this Brexit plan.

Damian Green, the former work and pensions secretary, was named first secretary of state - effectively the deputy prime minister. The pro-Brexit Gove was appointed Environment Secretary.

But Osborne, who is now the editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper, downplayed the prospect.

McDonnell said it was ultimately "for Jeremy to decide" whether changes would be made to the shadow cabinet but added: "It's a winning team I think we should hold together, but there are a number of vacancies that'll be coming up nearly certainly in addition to that there's other roles people can play".

But rumors swirled of plots to oust May. We need a Brexiteer. "Everybody wants to see an agreement in the end that does respect what the British people voted for a year ago".

Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability.

"I think her position is, in the long term, untenable", another Conservative lawmaker, Anna Soubry, tells Sky News.

Graham Brady, who chairs the influential 1922 committee of Conservative lawmakers, said there was no public appetite for a second election after May's party failed to win a majority in Thursday's vote.

Labour gained 30 seats in the general election to take its total to 262 seats, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats.

She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union. The negotiations had been due to start around June 19.

The fallout from Thursday's snap general election, which left her Conservative Party bereft of their majority, also prompted her to seek out a relatively tiny ally that could have vast sway over what happens next in the United Kingdom.

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In a hint at the approach she wanted, she said: "It is about making sure that we put free trade at the heart of what it is we seek to achieve as we leave".

Sinn Féin, the SDLP and Alliance Party all said salvaging devolution at Stormont will become more hard if the proposed Westminster "confidence and supply" agreement materialises.

A confidence and supply deal would mean them backing the Government on its Budget and confidence motions, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis.

Foster told Sky News her party had had "very good discussions" with the Conservatives on Saturday and these would continue while refusing to say what she will demand from any deal.

The DUP's roots make it an easy target to caricature.

Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, told the BBC she had words with May over the DUP's record on LGBT rights.

In Northern Ireland as well, this potential settlement between the Conservatives and the DUP will result in a strong affiliation between the two parties and this heightened DUP influence could prove troublesome for power-sharing negotiations at Stormont as the Conservative party will no longer be able to act as an unbiased arbitrator.

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".

He stressed he did not share their ultra-conservative views on issues such as abortion and homosexuality, which have caused disquiet among many Conservatives. "I look forward to meeting with him again tomorrow if his appointment is reaffirmed, but yes, it's an important issue that you raise - the objectivity of both governments, and both governments working strictly in accordance with our legal responsibilities under the Belfast Agreement, the Irish government as co-guarantor, indeed the British Government as co-guarantor".

MPs will then debate the laws in the following days before taking a vote on Tuesday 27 June.

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said Labour will "harry" Mrs May's government by putting down amendments setting out an alternative vision to the Queen's Speech and asking MPs to support them.

"I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility", Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror, predicting that there could be another election within months. "I and other senior colleagues have made that clear to her", said Fallon. "This is still on".

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