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The Independent | DUP threatens to pull support from Theresa May's government if she backs down over post-Brexit Irish border

The Democratic Unionist Party has dramatically threatened to rethink its deal to prop up Theresa May in power if she compromises over the Irish border after Brexit.

Sammy Wilson, one of the DUP's 10 MPs, said the party would not accept any moves that would see Northern Ireland "treated differently than the rest of the UK".

The warning follows reports that further powers could be devolved to Belfast allowing rules in areas such as agriculture and energy to be aligned with the EU - rather than London.

It seems May's government is close to capitulating on all of the EU's demands: citizen rights, budget and Irish border. But it might just not have the Parliamentary power to make it through.

On the upside: a proper agreement within Article 50 seems an actual possibility at this stage. May has now to find the support among other parties.

And where in hell is Scotland right now?

You might find me At The Edge Of Time.

by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Thu Nov 30th, 2017 at 04:16:51 PM EST
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