Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat

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When British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped out on April 10 to announce a snap election, she did so proclaiming that she was seeking a strong mandate for the Brexit negotiations.

But her first hurdle is getting the Queen's Speech through the House in a few weeks.

Britain's bestselling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. "What the country needs more than ever is certainty", she said, justifying why the Conservatives, alongside the DUP, were the right party to lead the country.

If there is any consolation for May and the Conservatives, it is that following Thursday's election, Scotland is not leaving the United Kingdom anytime soon.

Conservative supporters also said Brexit had been the most important factor in their decision, as did Liberal Democrat voters.

The result, as the general election showed, is a muddle.

European Union leaders expressed concern that May's loss of her majority would raise the risk of negotiations failing, resulting in a legal limbo for people and business. "She's attempting to form a government", Corbyn told the Mirror. However, this time it was different: When May put forward her track record as home secretary, it backfired again. Theresa May promised strong and stable leadership.

Currently, investors seem to worry that a weakened Conservative prime minister would not have the power to resist calls from some within the party who want a clean divorce from the European Union, even if that means losing privileged access to the European Union single market.

May's authority has "received a blow from which it is unlikely to recover", said former Conservative M.P. Paul Goodman, editor of the influential website ConservativeHome.

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"It is not the outcome any of us would have wanted in the Conservative Party".

Tusk added on Twitter: "We don t know when Brexit talks start".

"Mayhem" screamed the headline on the front page of The Sun, Britain s biggest selling newspaper that is normally sympathetic to the Conservatives. It said Britain was "effectively leaderless" and the "country all but ungovernable".

The alliance makes some modernizing Conservatives uneasy.

Now the famous British capacity for muddling through faces a real test as the most important negotiations facing the nation in a generation get fully under way. She said of the Sanders approach: "The right can throw money at elections". They said it could harm the Brexit talks, which are to begin in 10 days.

Money for Northern Ireland will undoubtedly be part of their demands, and Mrs May will expect that. The DUP is a socially conservative group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and had links to Protestant paramilitary groups during Ireland's sectarian "Troubles".

May was criticized for refusing to engage in face-to-face debate with Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, for proposed policies that would force the elderly to pay more for care, and for taking police officers off the streets, which some said undermined the country's security during the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks.

One DUP lawmaker suggested support for May could come vote by vote, making the job of governing fraught with risk.