Europe Reacts to General Election Results: 'Theresa May Is No Margaret Thatcher'

"We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond", he said.

May's Downing Street office had announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) had been agreed, only for the DUP itself to cast doubt on that account hours later.

"The new cabinet obiously will meet early next week, our view of Brexit I don't think has changed", Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told the BBC, adding he believe the government would be able to muster parliamentary support for its Brexit plans. "There's a possibility of voting it down and we're going to push that all the way", he told the newspaper.

Labour won 261 seats on Thursday, up from 229, the best result for the party since the Tony Blair era and in the face of predictions that it faced a landslide defeat.

But for now, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says reports of a plot to remove May herself is "tripe".

Mr Corbyn gained 29 MPs, 261 in total, taking shock seats in Canterbury and reportedly Kensington, with the latter having gone through yet another vote recount yesterday evening due to Tory denial - which started shortly before the Star went to print.

Raging protesters criticised Theresa May's decision to join forces with the DUP, after the Prime Minister lost huge ground in the snap election.

While always striving for the "best deal" for Northern Ireland and its people, she said her party would always have the best interests of the United Kingdom at heart.

It continued: "The talks so far have been positive".

With almost all votes counted, the Conservative Party has 318 seats, according to the BBC.

May's new chief of staff will be Gavin Barwell, a former MP who was ousted from his south London constituency as a result of Labour's unexpectedly strong showing in the election.

She is seeking a so-called confidence and supply deal, which would involve the DUP supporting the Conservatives on key votes but not joining a formal coalition.

The Conservatives won 318 seats, down from 331 in 2015 and falling short of an overall majority, after the opposition Labour party under socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn scored hefty gains.

But she seems secure for the immediate future, because senior Conservatives don't want to plunge the party into a damaging leadership contest.

"It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them)", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female partner.

"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.

She insisted she would press ahead with Brexit talks, which are to begin in 10 days.

Mr Crowther said: "Though she is personally damaged as our negotiator, the suggestion that Mrs May's dismal electoral performance relieves the Government of the need to achieve full Brexit is absolutely unacceptable".

The Prime Minister lost her majority and Ukip lost its leader in a disastrous General Election for both parties.

  • Joey Payne