A relaxed and confident Corbyn sets out his path to power

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May's Downing St. office said Conservative Chief Whip Gavin Williamson was in Belfast Saturday for talks with the DUP "on how best they can provide support to the government". They formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to take away a winter fuel allowance and make them pay more for long-term care.

If she is to succeed in delivering the wishes of 52 percent of the public and take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to secure the full support of her party to pass legislation preparing for and enacting the departure.

The strength of any deal looks set to be tested when the Commons meets, with Jeremy Corbyn vowing to try to bring down the Government by defeating Mrs May in Parliament and insisting: "I can still be prime minister".

May had called the election to give her a mandate for her strategy to take Britain out of Europe's single market in order to end mass migration from the continent.

SEVERAL HUNDRED protesters have gathered in central London to voice their anger at Theresa May's government and her alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party.

Even a politician like Thatcher, who is still considered a hero among many conservatives in Britain, could not rely on her party in the final days of her leadership. "What we want to see is a workable plan to leave the European Union, and that's what the national [referendum] vote was about it - therefore we need to get on with that".

Her real test is likely to come when MPs vote on her programme after it is outlined in parliament by Queen Elizabeth II on June 19. The DUP has been at the centre of attention since winning 10 of Northern Ireland's 17 seats and finding itself the party of choice to help the Conservatives. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce.

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Asked if No10 had made a mistake in briefing that a deal had been struck had strengthened DUP's hand, she said: "I'm not going to negotiate over the airwaves". While the Northern Irish party will support the Conservative on key votes in parliament without an official deal of coalition, they are reportedly hoping for increased funding for the province as well as concessions for former British soldiers in return.

She seems secure for the immediate future, because senior Conservatives don't want to plunge the party into a damaging leadership contest. The titles owned by Rupert Murdoch supported the Conservative Party while The Guardian and the Daily Mirror batted for Labour.

May has shown little public contrition for her gamble that backfired but was forced to accept the resignations of her two closest aides - reportedly a requirement by cabinet colleagues for allowing her to stay in office.

So, understandably, people are anxious that having them prop up the Tories could signal a disaster for some of our hard fought civil liberties.

Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said May should "consider her position", while another, Heidi Allen, said she may not last six months.

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.

The Sunday Times reported that Chancellor Philip Hammond used a telephone call with Mrs May on Friday to tell her she should put jobs first in the Brexit negotiations - a coded attack on the immigration-focused strategy.

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