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The DUP’s annual gathering shows the party isn’t just about Brexit: it is more than comfortable with its level of influence on Theresa May’s teetering government

26th November, 2017
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Inside the La Mon Hotel deep in the hills above east Belfast yesterday afternoon, the Democratic Unionist Party gathered for a party conference like no other. At the start of this year, the party could not have anticipated the level of interest its annual gathering would attract. Whereas previously the event would see only a handful of journalists from Belfast and Dublin in attendance, the numbers from the media this weekend were in the hundreds....

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