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Friday, 9 June 2017

No three figure overall majority just a back room "deal" with the DUP.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/09/theresa-may-hopes-to-remain-pm-as-voters-deliver-hung-parliament

May confirms intention to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

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Whatever the make up of any government that Theresa May might cobble together this afternoon or over the course of the next few days, it will be an illicit government, kept afloat by ten Democratic Unionist MP's all under a Prime Minister who refuses to accept that her hubris and arrogance has taken her party to a humiliating rejection at the election. Having called an election for cynical party reasons, in the belief that her lead in "the polls" was unassailable and consequently she would be able to achieve a three figure overall majority in the House of Commons, Theresa May refuses, even in the light of overwhelming evidence to accept the unpalatable truth that her short time as Prime Minister of this country is finished.
Conservative MP's and Senior party figures, with few exceptions, have refused to publicly support her position and her decision to remain in office. In all respects, the Prime Minister continued recalcitrance, prolongs her lame duck occupation of 10 Downing Street, and makes her position illegitimate. Theresa May claims to be acting in the interests of the country, but again as with her cynical political opportunism prior to the election, she demonstrates  only the arrogance of self interest. She is not even acting in the interests of her party, clinging to office when all about her are advising that she resigns. An awful and chaotic election campaign, an uncosted manifesto demonstrating how the British people were being taken for granted as the result was to her a foregone conclusion, and a manifesto which changed almost every day, a lack luster personal performance, evasive and hesitant and a patronising attitude all demonstrate an individual who should never have been elevated to the highest elected office in the land.
Added to all this, is the spectacle of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, pasting together a shabby, hastily concocted seedy back room deal with the Democratic Unionist Party in order to retain, even for a few more days, occupation of Number 10. 
At the time of writing, it is not even clear if such a Conservative/DUP deal can be finalised, albeit that Prime Minister May has assured the monarch that it can and that the PM can still command a majority in the House of Commons as the DUP are still meeting to agree such a deal.
Deep down Theresa must know that her days as Premiere are over. She should do the honorable thing and resign now