The DUP were sold out by Johnson, but they should have seen it coming

The DUP were sold out by Johnson, but they should have seen it coming

The Democratic Unionist Party got a taste of power, but they overplayed their hand and were outmanoeuvred by Brexiteers whose commitment to the union ultimately came second to their desire to get Brexit done

When push came to shove, and despite his repeated assurances to the contrary, British prime minister Boris Johnson calculated that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) was expendable and jettisoned it into the political wilderness.

In his all-consuming quest to “get Brexit done”, Johnson has turned over his erstwhile supporters. Anyone surprised by this latest twist in the Brexit saga has not been paying sufficient attention. Johnson’s entire political career has been one of self-advancement over...

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