Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to clinch a transition deal next month that would keep Britain's relationship with the EU largely unchanged for around two years after the country leaves the bloc in March 2019.
"Leadership is about ensuring that you have a team of people who aren't yes men, but a team of people of different voices around the table so that we can discuss matters, come to an agreement and then put that government view forward, and that is exactly what we've done."
The PM asked May for cooperation on bringing to justice economic offenders such as Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi. While Mallya’s case is going to come up for its first substantive hearing in December, extradition proceedings are yet to begin in Lalit Modi’s case.
May saw off an attempt by the opposition Labour Party on Wednesday to defeat her in a vote on public sector pay, thanks partly to the support of a small Northern Irish party which she secured under a deal intended to enable her to pass legislation.
Iin an amendment to Theresa May's government's programme, which requires parliamentary approval, Labour lawmakers will challenge a cap on public sector pay rises, limited to a below-inflation 1 percent a year for several years as the government seeks to reduce its budget deficit.
Adoption agencies are allowed to prioritise on the basis of race in order to match children to prospective parents of the same ethnic background. But the government has also said that a child's ethnicity should not be a barrier to adoption.
Some Britons may be concerned that UK will make a hard Brexit, leaving it outside the single market and with limited freedom of movement in the bloc. Britain is due to leave the European Union in 2019, but with a minority government questions over what kind of a Brexit deal will be agreed are being raised.
"I have just been to see Her Majesty, the Queen and I will now form a government. This government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days and to deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union," said Theresa May