UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

May not a'dead woman walking: Britain's Brexit minister

May not a'dead woman walking: Britain's Brexit minister

May is holding talks Thursday with other Northern Ireland political parties amid warnings the expected DUP deal will undermine the peace process.

On Thursday, May visited the wreckage of an apartment building in west London, where at least 17 people were killed in a fire, and ordered a public inquiry. "It continues and when the deal is done, it will be done", a senior source in the Conservative Party said on Thursday. "But we have to be honest, it will take much more than that for us to be convinced that the DUP tail is not wagging the Tory dog", he told reporters.

Besides forging a deal to keep her job and preparing for Brexit talks, May is grappling with a crisis over the breakdown in power-sharing between the pro-British DUP and the Catholic nationalist Sinn Fein party in Northern Ireland's separate, devolved government.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May had hoped to enter negotiations with a strong bargaining hand, but the recent snap general elections have left her without a majority in Parliament and mired in talks between her Conservative Party and the minor Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland in a bid to achieve a ruling pact.

The ceremonial event features the Queen's Speech, where the monarch sets out the British government's legislative programme for the coming year. "You folks here make enough mess of your own elections, make enough mess of your own governments, make enough mess of your own affairs".

The leader of Britain's House of Commons says the state opening of Parliament will take place on June 21. The party has refused to give a time frame for reaching a deal, though May is due in Brussels for an European Union summit on June 22-23 when she will want to show she has a solid grip on power.

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"We have two weeks from today to get the Northern Ireland executive up and functioning again and to try to bring in a new chair is actually a waste of time and a distraction", he said.

Addressing her party on Monday after one of its most memorable electoral failures, May said she would take a broader, more consultative approach to the Brexit talks.

May's government has said its Brexit plans remain the same, and will be pressing for close economic ties but a clear break with the bloc to be able to control immigration and restore sovereignty over British laws.

The first round of talks are likely to focus on the UK's so-called divorce bill, estimated to be as much as €100bn (£88bn), as well as the rights of European Union citizens now living in Britain and United Kingdom nationals living on the continent.

But some opposition politicians say that May can no longer stick to her stance for a clean break with the European Union, characterising her election bid as a poor gamble that has left Britain a laughing stock.

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