Tuesday May 26, 2020

DUP agrees deal to support Theresa May's minority government

In return for its backing, the DUP has secured a £1 billion financial package for Northern Ireland

26th June, 2017
Theresa May greets Arlene Foster outside No 10 Downing St earlier today Pic: Getty

The agreement, which will face its first test this week when Parliament votes on May's legislative agenda for the next two years, was signed by Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson and the DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson while May and Foster looked on.

Under the so-called "confidence and supply" arrangement, the DUP will line up behind the government in key votes, such as on the Queen's Speech, budgets and legislation relating to Brexit and national security, which...

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