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>> Waiting for a deal, giving Britain's prime minister a rule in majority, well, it could be some time coming. Talks between Theresa May's Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist party reportedly delayed. The BBC saying talks were put back due to the London fire with dire commitments on both sides, now meaning it might be on hold until next week.
May needs the backing of DUP MPs to form a majority block. A so called confidence and supply deal is expected with the Northern Irish Party. But the delay could also push back Brexit talks with the EU set to begin next week. On Tuesday, May traveled to Paris in her first foreign trip since failing to secure a Parliamentary majority.
The weakened prime minister looking to shore up support on the continent. There were few concession from here counterpart Emmanuel Macron, but the French president did say the door remains open for Britain to stay in the bloc, as long as a deal has not been concluded, although the European Parliament's Brexit Coordinator has since said that comes with a caveat.
>> And I know yesterday Emmanuel Macron, the new French President spoke about an open door. He said, yeah, if Britain is changing its mind, it will find an open door. I can say I agree, I don't disagree with him. But like in Alice in Wonderland, not all doors are the same.
It will be a brand new door. A brand new door, with a new Europe, a Europe without rebates, without complexity.>> In other words, Britain wouldn't get the deal it once had. But, then it's an idea getting little official traction in London anyway. Britain's recent election may lead to changes on how it approaches Brexit, but May seems as determined as ever to press ahead.
First, she just needs a functioning government.