PABEST Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip arrive to attend Holy Communion at St Andrew's Church in Sonning, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 11, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Election. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Theresa May’s grip on power is faltering after she was forced to retract her claim that a deal had been struck for the Democratic Unionists to prop her up.
In a night of farce, No 10 first announced that an agreement had been reached – only to release a second statement, just five hours later, admitting it had not.
The DUP issued its own statement, dismissing the claim of a deal, apparently angry at the attempt to bounce the party into signing up before it was ready.
The extraordinary events can only further weaken Ms May’s position, amid reports of a Cabinet plot to unseat her and the anger of grassroots members.
Meanwhile, the polling company which accurately predicted Friday’s dramatic election results released another poll – putting Labour five points ahead.
The Survation survey, for The Mail on Sunday, also found that 49 per cent of the public want the Prime Minister to resign, …
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