DUP backs deal to support minority Tory government
Jun 30, 2017, 00:24
"However, we are in the position where we do not hold a clear majority so it is right that we continue to work with our friends and allies such as those in the Democratic Unionist Party".
The deal struck in 10 Downing Street after negotiations stretching 18 days since the June 8 General Election also saw the Conservatives formally ditch plans to abolish the triple-lock protection for state pensions and means-test the winter fuel payment during this Parliament.
Leaving Downing Street on Monday, DUP leader Arlene Foster said the extra money should make a deal between her party and Sinn Féin to reestablish the executive at Stormont more likely.
Jeremy Corbyn - leader of the U.K.'s Labour Party - criticized the deal with the DUP, which he said amounted to nothing more than a desperate power grab by May.
"By ignoring the Barnett formula, Scotland will be missing out on an estimated £2.9 billion in funding for our public services - that is the price to Scottish taxpayers for the Tories to stay in power", she said.
He added: "As they return to Ireland to meet with Sinn Féin and the other parties, the DUP should be minded of the words of Edward Carson speaking in 1921 on the Tory intrigues that had led him on a course that would partition Ireland: "'What a fool I was. "And, will all parts of the United Kingdom receive the much-needed additional funding that Northern Ireland will get as part of the deal?"
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson defended the deal, saying that "it's absurd for the SNP to criticise United Kingdom government spending on top of Barnett in Northern Ireland, when the exact same thing happens in Scotland".
■ The DUP will have "no involvement" in the government's political talks in Northern Ireland and "recognises the need for early restoration of inclusive and stable" devolved government.
The DUP has a long history as an anti-gay party.
Trevor Lockhart, vice-chairman of CBI Northern Ireland, said: "There is much in this agreement that businesses will welcome".
For any other parliamentary votes, the DUP - which has 10 MPs - said its support would be given on a case-by-case basis.
Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones accused the Prime Minister was "ignoring the rest of the UK" by allying with the Northern Irish Party. It's investment in Northern Ireland, in its infrastructure, broadband, transport.
Coveney said May's deal with the DUP was a matter for those parties, but stressed that a restored local government was Northern Ireland's best bet to ensure its "unique circumstances" are recognised at Westminster.
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