DUP says it will topple government if Theresa May gives in to Brussels - News Summed Up

DUP says it will topple government if Theresa May gives in to Brussels


The DUP, led by Arlene Foster, warned that Theresa May “may not be the leader to take us through Brexit” Carl Court/Getty ImagesTheresa May was warned by the DUP that it would be prepared to bring down her government if she signs up to a compromise with Brussels to solve the Irish border question next week. In an explicit threat to the prime minister before a critical five days of negotiations in Brussels, the party threatened to withdraw support for the budget later this month unless it was happy with the final deal. Last night the DUP underlined its point by abstaining in a Commons vote in which it would normally have been expected to support the government. The move, which involved a Labour amendment to the agriculture bill, was co-ordinated with Tory Brexiteers, The Times understands. It was designed to put maximum pressure on Mrs May…


Source: The Times October 10, 2018 23:00 UTC



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