Also: Spotlight on the literal handful of MPs providing Stormont’s entire opposition; and Scottish Tories offer a budget deal to the SNP.
Posts Tagged: DUP
Mark Francois: Johnson must keep his promises on Northern Ireland veterans – not sacrifice them to satisfy Sinn Fein
The Prime Minister pledged to defend those who defended us. I believe him.
Setting aside the Ulster-specific sections, the proposals for reviving Stormont pledges frictionless trade with the mainland and a commitment on legacy prosecutions.
The DUP and UUP are struggling adapt to the Province’s changing political circumstances, and the Alliance are the main beneficiaries.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
The DUP try to hold their position in the face of pro-Remain pacts whilst Sinn Féin try to unseat their leader and the smaller parties fight to regain Westminster representation.
The second piece in our new mini-series looks at the strange bedfellows and hard choices for unionists, nationalists, Leavers and Remainers alike.
Also: Reports of strong Tory performance and start of the Salmond trial casts shadow over the SNP; DUP claim they will have influence after the election.
Also: Prime Minister mocked over claims Ulster goods won’t face checks; and he takes a tough line on Scottish independence as Corbyn swithers.
Conventional wisdom is that the Party will suffer a serious setback north of the border. The Prime Minister must resource a more optimistic strategy.
David Gauke: When your bell rings in December, you expect to be sung a carol – not asked how you’re going to vote
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
Plus: Sky News troll themselves. How the next Speaker might surprise you. And: Labour moderates are still deluded about their Party’s future.
The party says that it cannot support what is being suggested on either customs or consent.
There is some speculation that progress towards a deal has stalled, with concerns from the DUP yet to be resolved.