United Kingdom says Brexit talks to go ahead as scheduled

A survey of the Federation's members prior to the election showed that 96% of respondents were in favour of remaining in the EU. Almost 72 percent of IoD members said "reaching a new trade agreement with the EU" should be the highest priority of the new government.

The talks with the DUP follow her apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting Monday which signaled she would be more open to consultation, particularly with business leaders demanding answers about the details on Britain's departure from the European Union.

Sparring between the two sides is in full force ahead of the scheduled start of complex negotiations with Brussels next week, with a tight timetable that would see Britain leave the European Union in March 2019.

Even if May manages to cling on to power, there could be significant delay to Brexit and many other areas of government policy, such as the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

Mr Barwell has replaced Mrs May's key aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill who both stepped down after facing furious criticism from party MPs and officials who said they played a significant role in the party's poor performance at the General Election.

Nevertheless, the idea of the government taking a more flexible, "softer" approach to Brexit will undoubtedly be welcome in the industry, as the sector has always made it clear it wants to remain as closely aligned with the European Union as possible. The moves she has made so far to shore up her precarious position are sending mixed signals.

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert says Germany will apply to move the medicines regulator to the western city of Bonn, which already hosts several national and global agencies. It appears that May is searching for a way to balance the demands of moderates and hard Brexiters in a desperate bid to cling to power.

If those talks are not delayed, she will have to form a government and then get a new Brexit plan in play in a matter of days.

She spoke about being "a servant of the party since she was 12-years-old" when she started stuffing envelopes with Conservative Party promotional material, a lawmaker said.

The beleaguered prime minister was described as a "dead woman walking" Sunday by former Conservative MP George Osborne, who was sacked as chancellor by May a year ago.

Theresa May's Conservative Party fell eight seats short of retaining its parliamentary majority.

"We've just been returned to government with a minority government in effect; it's our duty to make it work, it's our duty to make it deliver for the British people".

The ten Unionist lawmakers will give May a slight working majority in the House of Commons.

Now the British and Irish Governments act as non-partisan mediators between Sinn Féin, the DUP and all parties within the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Irish Republicans condemned Monday the voting arrangement being discussed between the DUP and the Conservatives, warning it would "end in tears".

While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-call hard Brexit - including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimise the potential damage to Northern Ireland. Many in the party were furious at the pair for shutting them out of decision-making during the election campaign.

That had been scheduled to lead to a state opening of the new session of parliament next month when Queen Elizabeth II outlines the proposals May's government intend to put forward.

There has been uncertainty as to whether any deal will be agreed in time to allow the Queen's Speech to take place as planned on 19 June.

"With the most complex negotiations coming up she has lost all credibility in Europe and beyond and is in a particularly weak negotiating position".