DUP deal: Tories 'steadfastly' committed to N. Irish peace process

Paterniano Del Favero
Giugno 18, 2017

"And the danger is that however much any government tries, they will not be seen to be impartial if they are locked into a parliamentary deal at Westminster with one of the Northern Ireland parties".

The European Parliament, which named former Belgian prime minister Verhofstadt as its Brexit pointman a year ago, will have the final say on any deal on Britain's exit from the EU.

The Government are hoping to negotiate a trade deal with the European Union within the two-year Article 50 process, but the bloc has warned significant progress must be made on divorce talks before a future trade relationship with the United Kingdom can be discussed.

The DUP is believed to be more favourable to a "soft Brexit" that would keep Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of Ireland free-flowing. "So of course we would support any monies going to the executive", Adams said.

Mrs May's botched election gamble has left her so weakened that her Brexit strategy is the subject of debate within her party, with former prime ministers John Major and David Cameron calling on her to soften her Brexit approach.

Speculation has mounted that an agreement will be hard to reach due to the deal now being negotiated between the DUP and Conservative Party to support the Tory government.

Barnier's interview will heap yet more pressure on May, who called a snap general election to give her a stronger hand at the Brexit negotiating table.

Mrs Foster arrived in Downing Street with Nigel Dodds at lunchtime for negotiations with the Prime Minister but they decamped to Parliament to allow Mrs May and the DUP's deputy leader to speak in the Commons.

Thus we must begin this negotiation.

Brexit negotiations that were scheduled to begin next week was also likely to be postponed.

The DUP founded by the Rev. Ian Paisley is a staunchly Unionist party with a deep Protestant Christian ethos which governs some if not of all of their policies.

But a press conference this evening, when asked about Major's warning to the Tories, May said her government still supports the Belfast agreement and the peace process in Northern Ireland.

"The Tory civil war on the European Union which has ripped it apart since the Maastricht rebellions of the early 1990s, and which the referendum was supposed to solve, is now raging again", said Chris Grey, an academic who specialises in Brexit at Royal Holloway college in London.

"Yesterday Emmanuel Macron, the new French president, spoke about an open door, he said if Britain is changing its mind it will find an open door", Verhofstadt told the European Parliament. The Conservatives are considering an arrangement in which the Northern Ireland party backs Ms.

THE TORIES HAVE been told that forming a government with the DUP could jeopardise the peace process in Northern Ireland.

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