The DUP leader says that “there will be consequences” if the Prime Minister proposes one.
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“Unlike the previous political declarations, the scope for delay, fudge or obscurantist language has passed. This is now a time for clarity and plain speaking.”
Her ability to pass any Brexit bill through the Commons will depend more on the mood in the two main parties than the Northern Irish vote.
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Also: Foster attends Orange Order march in Scotland; pressure mounts on Wood as Plaid challengers break cover; Sturgeon forced to ditch new minister; and more.
Also: Three Plaid AMs call for leadership challenge against Wood; Foster breaks new ground at LGBT event; and Sargeant inquiry may not report until Jones steps down.
WATCH: Foster on abortion. “I have had e-mails from nationalists and republicans saying that they will be voting DUP.”
“There’s a substantial minority in the Republic who feel disenfranchised…who feel very alone…who feel no-one speaks for them any more.”
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
The DUP leader states “it’s very clear the British people voted to leave the customs union”.
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
Also: Bradley talks up pay cut for MLAs; Williamson to protect troops from SNP tax hike; Foster attacks Varadkar for overstepping in talks; and more.
For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.
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