Arlene Foster may have overplayed her hand

If Boris Johnson is gambling that he doesn't need the DUP's votes to secure his new Brexit deal, he might well be right

18th October, 2019
Boris Johnson took the bold step of ignoring Arlene Foster and announcing a deal anyhow with EU leaders. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There will be time to study the details of the new Brexit deal and draw conclusions about which side gave in the most, and how it will work in practice. The immediate question is whether the UK and European Union can make the agreement stick, given that the Democratic Unionist Party is not on board.

'EU sources' are talking nonsense. Discussions continue. Needs to be a sensible deal which unionists and nationalists can support....

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