"The reason for the disappointing result was not the absence of support for Theresa May and the Conservatives but an unexpected surge in support for Labour", Timothy said in an article published on the ConservativeHome blog. Her party's losses mean there is no longer a parliamentary majority behind such a hard Brexit and Conservatives on Friday suggested that she may have to soften her approach, perhaps by seeking to keep Britain inside the single market and the customs union.
Several hundred people - many Labour voters - protested in central London against the potential alliance, with one organiser leading chants of "racist, sexist, anti-gay, the DUP has got to go".
"She will need to worry about maintaining the support of Conservative MPs who are both critical of Europe and critical of her decision to hold an election and squander the Conservative party's majority", said John Bartle from the University of Essex.
If May is to succeed in delivering the wish of the 52 percent of voters who opted a year ago to take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to bridge the differences within her party to pass laws preparing for and enacting the departure.
"It was a disaster", he said. After three recounts, Labour took the wealthy London constituency of Kensington from the Conservatives by just 20 votes.
Martin Selmayr, senior aide to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, responded to the resignations by tweeting the word "bauernopfer" - German for the sacrifice of a pawn in chess. She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union.
"It doesn't look like Britain is able to start negotiations in 11 days on very good terms, does it?"
But another prominent internal critic, former education secretary Nicky Morgan, said Mrs May should "carry on" and was "entitled" to see whether she can form an administration. "Instead of strong and stable leadership we witness chaos and uncertainty", he said, mocking May's campaign slogan.
Timothy and Hill have been accused of creating a "toxic" atmosphere in Downing Street.
The inherent weakness of a minority government raises the prospect of another election later this year. The centre-right DUP's 10 seats are enough to give the Conservatives a fragile, but workable partnership.
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That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.
The details of the agreement "will be put forward for discussion and agreement" at a cabinet meeting on Monday, a day before the new parliament meets, the spokesman said.
The arrangement makes some Conservatives uneasy.
Former Tory leader Lord Hague said "very serious lessons" had to be learned by the party but warned against a leadership contest. "Obviously at my end of the (age) spectrum I'm more interested in things like pensions and so forth, NHS health care - plus schooling, those are really my main concerns". She sought to deflect pressure onto Corbyn, arguing he had a weak record on security matters. "When it becomes a matter for me is when people try to redefine marriage".
Now her future is in doubt, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calling for her to step down, and commentators predicting a leadership challenge.
Newspaper headlines saw her as just clinging on.
"May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph, while the Times of London said: "May stares into the abyss".
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"I don't think that's in the hearts and minds of Londoners at the minute, (not) almost as much as security is", said Sheard, 22.