Brexit: DUP raises hopes of winning crunch vote on Theresa May’s deal - News Summed Up

Brexit: DUP raises hopes of winning crunch vote on Theresa May’s deal


Arlene Foster is to fly to London from Washington after senior DUP figures held “constructive” talks in Westminster LIAM MCBURNEY/PASenior DUP figures said that they held constructive Brexit talks with ministers yesterday, raising the prospect that they could back Mrs May’s deal in a crunch vote next week. Arlene Foster, the DUP leader, is in Washington for the build-up to St Patrick’s Day but is due back in Britain today and could join further talks. Negotiations between her party and Conservative ministers have intensified as Mrs May prepares to ask MPs to support her Brexit agreement with Brussels for a third time after two crushing defeats in the Commons. The DUP is seeking assurances over the Irish backstop, the insurance policy designed to prevent a hard border in Ireland. Critics claim that it could leave the UK trapped in a customs union with the…


Source: The Times March 15, 2019 17:19 UTC



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