UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

Perversely, her own weakness protects her from immediate removal by her party, which is a remarkable and embarrassing position for the supposedly "strong and stable" leader to be in.

Formal Brexit talks are scheduled to start June 19.

Investors are trying to gauge what impact the vote could have on the economy and the Brexit talks. "They may well discuss aspects of Brexit but the main focus will be on counterterrorism", May's spokesman said on Monday.

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert says Germany will apply to move the medicines regulator to the western city of Bonn, which already hosts several national and global agencies.

His comments echo those of EU President Donald Tusk who said on Friday that there was "no time to lose" to avoid Britain crashing out without a deal on future relations.

"We can not continue like this", he said, predicting that even a loose alliance between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland can not endure.

The PM told the backbench 1922 Committee on Monday that a deal with the DUP would not affect power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland or LGBT rights.

Britain's Brexit minister, David Davis, has backed May, saying claims made by former finance minister George Osborne that she is a "dead woman walking" are wrong and self-indulgent. "This doesn't depend entirely on us".

May failed to win a majority in parliament at the election last week, prompting calls for her plan to leave the EU's single market to be watered down, and for some rival lawmakers to demand that the Brexit process be delayed.

Passing the Queen's Speech - which is written by ministers and presents an outline of its planned legislation for the next Parliamentary session - will be the first major test of Theresa May's proposed minority government.If the government was defeated, it would be tantamount to a vote of no confidence.

Moody's Investors Service said the inconclusive election outcome would complicate and "probably delay" negotiations with the EU.

The PM's spokesman told reporters it was not for him to confirm the date - which has been in the Queen's diary since April - and that new Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom would be providing an "update" shortly.

Even if Ms May strikes a deal with the DUP, her government will have a mere two-seat majority-that presupposes all Conservative lawmakers tow the party line.

Talks are due to start next Monday between government ministers and the European Union to start formal negotiations for Britain's departure from the EU.

"The people of Britain have had a bellyful of promises and politicking".

Senior members in Theresa May's government are moving to support her leadership despite doubts about whether she will remain in power following a disastrous election result.

During a closed door meeting with her party members in the House of Commons, May urged MPs to give her time to sort out the mess she created with the snap general election.

"I am going to be backing her, and absolutely everybody I'm talking to is going to be backing her too", Johnson later told Sky News. This is the third year running that they have been accosted at stations and asked for their support, or had campaign literature thrust into their hands.

Those now in the process of buying or selling a home may wish to pause for several weeks until the country's future is more certain; at this moment in time it is hard to tell which party will be taking the country forward.

The Conservative Party has come under criticism for aligning with the socially hardline DUP, which has a right-wing stance on issues such gay rights and abortion.

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