Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

I hope the Conservative Party in Parliament gets behind the Prime Minister, and allows her the political space to negotiate that deal.

Conservative member of parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow May in public, calling on the prime minister to "consider her position".

Prime Minister Theresa May faced calls to quit Friday after her election gamble to win a stronger mandate backfired as she lost her parliamentary majority, throwing British politics into turmoil and potentially disrupting Brexit negotiations. Many Labour and Lib Dem voters will be frustrated that they're less socially liberal than the Conservative Party.

May, jolted by the electoral setback, however, remained defiant to calls for her resignation and vowed to form a minority government with the informal backing of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

One can speculate about the reasons for this, but the simple truth is that Britain is a divided country: many are exhausted of austerity, many remain frustrated or angry about Brexit, and many younger people feel they lack the opportunities enjoyed by their parents' generation. Last night, Brexit Secretary David Davis indicated that the election result may be interpreted as a decision by the British people to choose a Brexit that does not involve leaving the single market and customs union.

Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior party members promised to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Corbyn into power.

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In an article for the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and to notice surging support for the opposition Labour Party.

The misjudgment by the Conservative Party, moreover, is the second one in just two years. But now that she's politically weaker, what'll happen with the Brexit deal? That the Theresa May government still had three years to go reveals the extent of her blunder.

And Mrs. May is very likely to face leadership challenges within her own party.

One DUP lawmaker suggested support for May could come vote by vote, making the job of governing fraught with risk. "We are ready to do everything we can to put our program into operation", he said.

British politicians differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process, seeing it as a way to shift Britain either to the right or left.

Her campaign unravelled after a policy U-turn on care for the elderly, while Corbyn's old-school socialist platform and more impassioned campaigning style won wider support than anyone had foreseen, notably from young voters, say analysts.

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