Home » World

Senior Tories oddly supportive of Theresa May's plan to stay

05 September, 2017, 18:43 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Senior Tories oddly supportive of Theresa May's plan to stay

"I think she gets it". There's an important job to be done in the United Kingdom.

"The truth is we ran a very poor election and you can't just brush that under the table and pretend it didn't happen - not least because we went from having a workable majority to no majority at all, so that stands to reason", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she had agreed with her Japanese counterpart to work together to speed up the rate at which sanctions are imposed on North Korea after a missile test earlier this week. With reports, perhaps "fake news", suggesting she'd set a date to resign - it was time to take a position.

Asked if that means she is not going to quit before the next election, she replied: "I'm not a quitter".

The next general election is not scheduled to take place until May 2022, by which point Mrs May - if she stayed in Downing Street - would have been prime minister for almost six years.

But it appears that there is little enthusiasm for May to lead a second General Election, after her dismal campaign earlier this year.

Grant Shapps, a former Conservative Party chairman, was among MPs to air the party's disquiet over May's leadership, even comparing her to Margaret Thatcher. "The in between stage is delivering on some of the stuff we need to deliver", he said.

But Ms May stressed, in comments to reporters on the way to Japan and in TV interviews, that she had far wider objectives than merely steering the country through the Brexit process.

The London Evening Standard, now edited by George Osborne, the Conservative sacked by May as finance minister when she became prime minister previous year, described her pledge to run again as "Like the Living Dead in a second-rate horror film".

Labour's Jon Trickett added: "The Prime Minister is deluding herself".

"We need to get the Brexit deal right, deliver the right deal for the people of the UK", Ms May told Sky News.

But the gamble backfired, she lost her majority and is now propped up by the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists.

The veteran party member, who discussed May's prospects on condition of anonymity, said he thought May was honest in pledging to stay on until the next election, despite the chorus of calls from foes within the party for her to step aside. She really wants to deliver it.

He also made positive sounds about continued investment in the UK after Brexit - but made clear that Japanese companies saw the UK as a "gateway to the EU" and they would be would be "watching carefully" how the UK approaches Brexit.

"I'm not a quitter", she said.



Mats Hummels header maintains Germany's flawless record in World Cup qualifiers
Germany manager, Joachim Low is not happy with his side's late 2-1 win over Czech Republic , saying they got lucky. Timo Werner scored an early opener from Mesut Ozil's pass, but Vladimir Darida equalised with a long-range effort.

Taylor Swift Drops New Song 'Ready For It'
Reputation is Swift's sixth album after 1989, which featured the hit track " Blank Space " and is also her first since 2014. Swift took to Twitter in the early hours of September 3 to ask fans, "A second glance into #reputation ... ready for it? ".

Trump Administration Just Booted More Russian Diplomats From the US
Still, Nauert noted in her statement that the US has "fully implemented" the Russian order, which had set its deadline for Friday. This is another stage in the ongoing back and forth retaliation between the USA and Russian Federation .

Why do I Yawn When You Yawn?
The full paper "A neural basis for contagious yawning" is can be read on the University of Nottingham's website. Stephen Jackson , professor of cognitive neuroscience at Nottingham University is the study's team leader.

Merkel challenger attacks her on migrants in TV debate
However, Mrs Merkel returned to the issue later on in the debate, making a u-turn by promising to end the negotiations. Schulz largely backed the move, saying only that it should have been better coordinated with other European countries.

North Korea claims to have more advanced hydrogen bomb
The first involved what it claims to have been a hydrogen bomb and the second was its most powerful ever. But scientists said the six-kiloton yield achieved then was far too low for a thermonuclear device.

No. 4 USC rallies late to beat Western Michigan
The Western Michigan Broncos stuck around all game long with a strong running game, showcasing their experience offensive line. USC LB Cameron Smith missed the first half, serving a one-half suspension due to a targeting penalty in January's Rose Bowl.

Russian Federation warns of military moves in dealing with North Korean missiles
Ren Guoqiang told reporters Thursday that all parties should exercise restraint and avoid words and actions that escalate tension. Ren said it's China's position that "military means can not be an option for resolving this issue".

Teenage sensation Mbappe joins PSG on loan
That is already being born out in increased revenue through merchandising, in particular, with PSG shirts being sold out. The only way PSG will not be obliged to buy Mbappe next summer is if they are relegated from Ligue 1, sources said.

Liverpool FC sign Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal
Liverpool have completed the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal on a five-year deal. After Thursday, the next chance they will have to strengthen their squads is in January.