UK gov't agrees outline deal with DUP for support - PA

Arlene Foster leader of the Democratic Unionist Party arrives to cast her vote in the General Election

"Instead of peace we have confrontation by other means", he said. But Johnson said he backed May.

Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister, replaces joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.

The change was unlikely to significantly quell unrest within the party. Beleaguered May is appointing new members of her government after several.

She failed to express contrition for her gamble that spectacularly backfired, but newspaper headlines reflected the sense that she has been deeply wounded.

Downing Street initially said an outline agreement on a "confidence and supply" arrangement had been reached with the DUP which will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday.

He indicated this would not be a formal coalition but a minority government with looser DUP support on a "confidence and supply basis".

LONDON (AP) - The two top aides to British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned Saturday, shouldering some of the blame for an election that proved a disaster for the Conservative Party, a headache for Britain's exit from the European Union - and potentially a fatal blow to May's premiership.

The DUP finds itself in the unique position of being kingmakers and are expected to demand a host of concessions for their support to shore up a Theresa May-led shaky Tory government.

The turmoil engulfing May has increased the chance that Britain will fall out of the European Union in 2019 without a deal. "May stares into the abyss", wrote The Times, while The Sun said succinctly: "She's had her chips".

The party has often found itself embroiled in controversy over its stance on gay rights issues.

After the election result, Foster told Radio Ulster: "It's too soon to say what we're going to do yet".

"May won't be able to make any compromises because she lacks a broad parliamentary majority", he said.

And although it has a female leader, it remains an overwhelmingly male, white bastion and is certainly more conservative than the Conservatives.

The result lends support to the approach of Mr. Corbyn, under whose leadership there has been a groundswell of support for Labour, against the belief of many in his party. Former Conservative cabinet minister Owen Paterson, asked about her future, said: "Let's see how it pans out".

Davidson's Scottish Conservatives went from one seat to 13 in the election, giving the national party one of its few success stories on the night.

And Paisley once declared the country and western style of dancing as "sinful".

One clear collision course the DUP has with the Conservatives is protecting the "triple lock" on state pensions that Theresa May proposed to jettison.

Labour gained 30 seats to win 262, with 40 percent of the vote compared to 42.4 percent for May.

In a victory speech devoid of humility, the Prime Minister proffered a government which is the total opposite of "strong and stable" and the embodiment of a "coalition of chaos".

With almost all votes counted, the Conservative Party has 318 seats, according to the BBC.

She has said she favours retaining the greatest possible level of access to Europe's single market.

The DUP, who are based in Northern Ireland, take a conservative view of gay marriage and abortion.

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