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British Prime Minister Theresa May's Top 2 Aides Quit

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Top 2 Aides Quit

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

Timothy wrote that the reason for the disappointing election result was not an absence of support for the prime minister or the Conservatives but an unexpected surge in support for Labour.

"I felt what the prime minister needs when you're going through a tough time like negotiating Brexit is diplomats, not street fighters", Perrior, who quit before the election, told BBC radio. The Telegraph said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace her.

May fell short of the eight seats needed and will now have to rely on the DUP's 10 MPs to pass legislation.

Luke O'Neill, who voted for Labour in Kensington, said he felt Mr Corbyn had motivated young people.

The resignations came as May worked to fill jobs in her minority government.

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May was expected to name the rest of her cabinet overnight, just days before Brexit talks begin, while also finalising the details of her alliance with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists Party (DUP), which she will need in order to govern after the Conservatives lost their majority.

Theresa May is facing a growing row over abortion because of her plans to govern alongside the socially hardline Democratic Unionist Party. The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, tweeted a link to a speech she had made about same-sex marriage - something the DUP opposes.

"Yesterday [Friday], I resigned as the Prime Minister's adviser..."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed Britain still wanted to leave the European Union and talks must start quickly.

May's Conservatives failed to secure a parliamentary majority in a national election on Thursday and the DUP has said it is willing to talk to the Conservatives to help bring "stability to our nation".

DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic.

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"I didn't know who the DUP were, I had to Google them, as many people no doubt in this country would have had to Google them".

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

But some within the party are calling for her to go.

She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union.

Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would only cause further disruption as Britain prepares to start Brexit negotiations as early as June 19.

The best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they feared a leadership contest could propel Labour into power under Corbyn, who supports renationalisation of key industries and higher taxes for business and top earners.

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