But in a catastrophic setback, the bet failed and she lost her overall majority.
And thus for all those hailing Jeremy's impressive rise within the Labour Party as a return to true left-wing politics and the end of "Labour-lite under Blair", as some put it, it remains to be seen whether Labour can actually win the election under Corbyn, as opposed to just denting the Tory majority.
Asked if Yvette Cooper and Chuka Umunna - both of whom had been reported to be planning leadership bids if Labour lost seats in the general election - could come back to the front bench, Corbyn said: "I am the most generous person in the world". May's party is short of the 326 it needed for an outright majority and fairly down from the 330 seats it had before the election. The DUP won 10.
Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May is appointing new members of her government after several of them lost their seats in Parliament in this week's general election that proved disastrous for her Conservative Party.
Numerous key cabinet posts have already been declared as unchanged from the previous government, including Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd as home secretary, Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, David Davis as Brexit secretary and Michael Fallon as the in-charge of the ministry of defence.
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On Sunday, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon was careful to state that the British Conservative party was not seeking a formal coalition with the DUP.
Sammy Wilson, the DUP's newly re-elected member of parliament and former environment minister of Northern Ireland, has said he doesn't believe in climate change.
Speaking on the steps of No 10 after an audience with the Queen, the prime minister said the parties had a "strong relationship" and that she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". One organiser led chants of "racist, sexist, anti-gay, the DUP has got to go".
The talks were in line with leader Arlene Foster's "commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge", the party said in a statement.
Money for Northern Ireland will undoubtedly be part of their demands, and Mrs May will expect that. But they, too, advocate a soft Brexit, partly in order to keep the border with the Republic of Ireland open to facilitate free trade between the two parts of the island of Ireland. "Europe is ready to start these negotiations".
"Experience shows us that unionists have minimal influence on any British government".
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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.
Mrs May's decision to seek a deal with the DUP has prompted concerns from some Tories.
"This is still on", Corbyn says. But Cameron, who supported staying in the European Union, faced criticism from within his own party for initiating the vote in the first place. May for staying on in Downing Street after failing to secure a majority government.
"I will now form a government", May said Friday after meeting with the queen.
So, understandably, people are anxious that having them prop up the Tories could signal a disaster for some of our hard fought civil liberties.
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Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, expressed those doubts publicly on Friday evening after speaking to May. The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn , did much better than most forecasters predicted, and has 261 seats at last count.