May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

The Prime Minister needs the votes of the DUP's 10 MPs to support her minority government as she hopes to steer government business, like the Queen's Speech and Budget, through the Commons.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron said May needed to listen to rival political parties, and that there would be pressure for a softer Brexit that would give greater priority to a close trading deal with the EU.

A Conservative source said there was so far no deal to announce and that a decision on the timing of any announcement would only be made once an agreement is finalised.

The leader of Northern Ireland's DUP has said that it is "complete and utter nonsense" to describe her party as homophobic.

Before the government can do anything it must finalise a deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Top EU and British figures held "talks about talks" on Brexit Monday (12 June) but failed to nail down a date for the start of negotiations amid the fallout from Britain's chaotic election, officials said.

The change of position comes after Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority in the House of Commons in a disastrous election last week.

As they arrived at Westminster yesterday morning, one of the party's MPs joked: 'We're going shopping'. It found a negative swing of 34 points in confidence from its last survey in May.The pound slid to its lowest level for almost two months after the vote, but the fall was much less severe than the one sparked by the Brexit vote in June 2016.

"When will be the point from moving to talking about talks, to more detailed talks, I can not say". That will include the rights of European Union citizens in the United Kingdom and vice versa.

But speaking during a visit to Paris to meet French president Emmanuel Macron, Mrs May told reporters: "We as Government remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement and the subsequent agreements and we continue to work with all the parties in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in ensuring that we can continue to put in place those measures necessary to fulfil those agreements".

The Speaker suggested that he would not stand for another term after this one, but added: "We appear to be destined for testing time - I offer myself to the House as a tested Speaker".

Mrs May stressed that Brexit would happen and the timetable remains on course.

"What we have not seen over recent days is any concrete or firm shift in the expectations that we've got regarding timescale", he said.

"It's a unity of goal, having voted to leave the European Union, that their Government gets on with that and makes a success of it, and we are committed to developing a deep and special partnership with the EU".

Some people might still want to leave the EU.

"My preoccupation is that time is passing - it's passing quicker than anyone believes - because the subjects we need to deal with are extraordinarily complex from a technical, judicial and financial point of view".

She dismissed accusations of hypocrisy after it emerged that Gordon Brown had tried to do a deal with the DUP in 2010, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It's certainly not something that Jeremy would advocate and the Labour Party is certainly not advocating that".

"The deal with the DUP is extremely unsafe, giving the Conservatives a very slim majority - and you are entirely reliant on them and 100 per cent of your MPs being there to vote". And as May contends with the disappointing result of Thursday's election, there are murmurs of mutiny within her own Conservative Party.

Amid calls from some MPs for the Conservatives to rethink their Brexit strategy, he said there was a "clear consensus" for leaving the single market and ending free movement while retaining the "maximum access" to European Union markets and maintaining co-operation in key areas such as science.

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