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May seeks deal to cling to power

British PM to discuss finalising a deal when parliament returns on Tuesday

Kylie MacLellan & Estelle Shirbon | Reuters  |  London 

British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party on Sunday to stay in power after losing her party’s parliamentary majority in a catastrophic electoral gamble just days before Brexit talks are set to start. But with May’s personal authority in tatters, there were reports that moves were afoot within her Conservative Party to dislodge her, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was insisting she could be ousted and he could replace her. May’s Downing Street office said on Sunday she had spoken with Northern Ireland’s ...

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First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 01:59 IST