The Resurrection of Jeremy Corbyn: Truth Can Be an Effective Political Weapon

Frederick Owens
June 11, 2017

I didn't feel Theresa May and the local Conservative representative for Canterbury were up to the job. "Let's get on with the job", Johnson said on Twitter on Saturday.

Newspapers fronted with photos of British Prime Minister Theresa May and others are displayed at a shop in Westminster in London, Saturday June 10, 2017.

According to her office, May confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call that Britain was ready to begin Brexit negotiations "as planned in the next couple of weeks".

Time is of the essence though, as negotiations with the remaining European Union (EU) countries is due to start on 19 June.

Polling day on Thursday delivered a slap to Mrs May, leaving her eight seats short of the 326-seat mark for an overall majority.

"I was expecting a Labour win, but was surprised by the hung Parliament".

Timothy said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash among many core voters.

One Conservative MP, Heidi Allen, predicted she would be gone in six months.

"She might start off doing that but the Conservatives might well replace her mid-stream", he told the Associated Press news agency. This is the exact opposite of the strong and stable government Theresa May wanted as she called a general election after swearing a hole through a pot she wouldn't call one. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit terms.

Prime Minister Theresa May has invited Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster for talk further talks on a potential "confidence and supply" deal early next week.

Hours later the DUP denied a deal had been reached suggesting they could be driving a tough bargain with Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson, sent to lead talks.

The new statement came after Downing Street earlier said the DUP had agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support a Conservative government.

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Downing Street said it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting. That means the DUP would back the government on confidence motions and budget votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.

"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. The DUP is a socially conservative group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and had links to Protestant paramilitary groups during Ireland's sectarian "Troubles".

A deal with the DUP and their 10 lawmakers would give her a workable majority.

A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny tweeted Sunday that he had spoken with May "and indicated my concern that nothing should happen to put (the Good Friday Agreement) at risk".

"It is quite possible there will be an election later this year or early next year and that might be a good thing because we can not go on with a period of great instability", he told the BBC.

The Northern Ireland peace process is based on an assurance by the British government that it has "no selfish or strategic or economic interest in Northern Ireland".

Members of the House of Lords also debate the Queen's Speech but do not vote on it.

He plans to use the Queen's Speech as his first opportunity to topple the floundering PM.

A veteran leftist who unexpectedly became Labour leader in 2015 on a wave of grassroots enthusiasm but was seen by most of his own party's lawmakers as an electoral no-hoper, Corbyn beat expectations with a well-run, policy-rich campaign.

Sanders voiced his support for Corbyn this month, drawing parallels between anti-establishment anger at both ends of the political spectrum in Britain and the United States, and applauding the Labour leader's efforts to reshape the party. Whether the prime minister is there at the end depends on how she now chooses to govern. "This is still on".

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