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May to face fury of own MPs

May to face fury of own MPs

"Far from being strong and stable, the government Theresa May is putting together is weak, wobbly and out of control".

On paper, it looks simple enough.

Coming off a bruising few days during which her future has hung in the balance, May will hope to secure a deal to prop up her minority government when she meets with Arlene Foster, the head of Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), on Tuesday morning.

"I don't detect any great appetite among my colleagues for presenting the public with a massive additional dose of uncertainty by getting involved in a self-indulgent Conservative Party internal election campaign", Mr Graham Brady, the 1922 Committee chairman, told BBC TV.

Britain's prime minister has begun talks with a Northern Ireland-based party Tuesday to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in Parliament.

The Democratic Unionist Party controls the Northern Irish Assembly.

However, on top of being unpopular with large swathes of the United Kingdom electorate - with a petition against such a deal on change.org receiving over 700,000 signatures as of June 12 - the DUP's historically anti-gay, anti-Catholic and anti-abortion agenda has spooked even Conservative Members of Parliament. The border was eliminated as part of the 1998 Good Friday agreement which ended the so-called troubles.

Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people.

At the meeting with lawmakers in Parliament, May recognised that a broader consensus needed to be built for Brexit and made clear that she would listen to all wings of the party on the issue.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn turned Mrs May's election slogans against her, claiming a link-up between the Tories and DUP would be a "coalition of chaos".

Johnson, meanwhile, has brushed off reports he is plotting to oust May, insisting he fully supports her attempts to form a minority government.

Another area where Thursday's result is likely to make itself felt is in how Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union will be conducted.

Mrs May has emerged from a key party committee meeting with backing to continue as PM - largely because there is no obvious successor and no appetite for fresh elections under her or anybody else. Sterling's effective exchange rate dropped by 1.4% the day after the 8 June elections, for a total depreciation of 12.2% since the Brexit vote of 23 June 2016.

The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament.

If a soft Brexit is on the cards, it would give hope to those who saw these ties as important or wanted to remain in the bloc.

She also accepted in the meeting that her authority was "extremely fractured" and she was no longer "calling the shots".

Her performance was roundly praised by Conservative MPs.

While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-called hard Brexit - including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimise the potential damage to Northern Ireland.With formal European Union divorce talks due next week, May heads to France on Tuesday to meet Emmanuel Macron, who last month swept to victory in its presidential election.During the campaign, May cast herself as the only leader competent enough to navigate the tortuous Brexit negotiations that will shape the future of the United Kingdom and its $2.5 trillion economy.Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after Thursday's vote produced no clear winner.BREXIT CIVIL WAR?

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