McDowell on Politics

McDowell on Politics

Now that the DUP no longer has the British government by the short and curlies, it’s time for the party to face some difficult realities

I have been making the point for some time that the DUP is living on borrowed time in terms of its hold on the Tory administration.

Theresa May, while in office, knew full well that her capacity to govern depended on keeping a day-to-day parliamentary majority in the House of Commons. My prediction was that an early general election, no matter what its outcome, was highly unlikely to give the DUP the balance of power...

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