Northern Ireland's DUP says talks ongoing with PM May's Conservatives

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A petition against British prime minister Theresa May's deal with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) garnered almost 6,00,000 signatures on Saturday as concern grew over her plan to govern with their support.

May's party lost its outright majority in elections Thursday.

A spokesman for Mr Johnson said: "The Foreign Secretary is 100% supporting the PM and working with her to get the best deal for Britain".

The Times reports that five cabinet ministers have urged him to stand against May.

May spoke to the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny over the phone on Sunday.

A protester wearing a Theresa May mask is seen the day after Britain's election in London June 9, 2017.

Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister.

He said: "I am backing Theresa May".

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A DUP source was reported as saying: "We want there to be a government".

"It was a disaster", he said. Labour, the main opposition party, won 262. May had called the election to build upon her majority; instead, the party lost it.

The timing is challenging, with Britain due to start negotiating the terms of its exit from the European Union with the bloc's 27 other members on June 19.

He has also said that people will "look back at this whole climate change debate and ask ourselves how on Earth we were ever conned into spending billions of pounds".

It added that "the logic leading to Mrs".

May shrugged off suggestions her days in Downing St. were numbered.

May is expected to form the new government after talks with the DUP next week, only days before the country's historic Brexit negotiations with the European Union start on June 19.

A stream of Conservative lawmakers walked into 10 Downing St. on Sunday to learn if they had been promoted, demoted or kept in their posts.

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Instead, she has left Britain's government ranks in disarray, days before the divorce negotiations are due to start on June 19. May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament.

The arrangement makes some Conservatives uneasy.

"I asked for a categoric assurance that if any deal or scoping deal was done with the DUP there would be absolutely no rescission of LGBTI rights in the rest of the United Kingdom, in Great Britain, and that we would use any influence that we had to advance LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland", said the MP, who is a lesbian.

The DUP has helped block the legalization of same-sex marriage and the lifting of a ban on abortion in Northern Ireland.

Mr Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror he would oppose the Queen's speech all the way.

To stay in power, the Conservatives are seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. I think there now should be a sort of cross-party commission or group set up to try and take forward those negotiations in a way that is open, that is thoughtful that is consensual, that accepts that not everyobdy is going to get the deal they want.

"I must tell you, my friends, you who have waited faithfully for the punchline of this speech, that having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament I have concluded that person [the next Tory leader] can not be me".

Despite her move to form a minority government, pressure is mounting on British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign after Thursday's election results saw the Conservative Party lose its ruling majority in the House of Commons.

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds, at right, and leader Arlene Foster, celebrate Dodds winning his Belfast North seat.

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