UK Election: Theresa May strikes deal with DUP

Source: Telegraph

Theresa May will ask the Queen for permission to form a minority Government when she visits Buckingham Palace at 12.30pm, Downing Street has said. 

The Prime Minister is refusing to quit despite her disastrous election night as the UK voted for a hung parliament.

Mrs May is believed to have struck a deal, but not a formal coalition agreement, with the Democratic Unionist Party which will narrowly give her the numbers she needs to pass legislation in the House of Commons. 

Mrs May’s decision to call a snap election backfired in spectacular fashion as she lost the Conservatives’ majority as Labour made significant gains.

Mrs May is now scrambling to try and form a government and the DUP has signalled a willingness to do a deal even though the party’s leader Arlene Foster has expressed doubts that the Prime Minister can “survive”. 

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, has urged Mrs May to resign as he said she should “go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country”.

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