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DUP will support UK government on budget and Brexit - May
June 26, 2017 / 11:04 AM / 6 months ago

DUP will support UK government on budget and Brexit - May

LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party has agreed to support the British government in parliamentary votes on the budget, and on all Brexit and national security legislation, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

Prime Minister Theresa May (2L) sits with Britain's First Secretary of State Damian Green (L), and Britain's Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, and Chief Whip, Gavin Williamson (3L) as they talk with Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster (2R), DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds (3R), and DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson, inside 10 Downing Street in central London on June 26, 2017.. REUTERS/Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool

In a statement after her Conservative Party reached a deal with the DUP following her failure to win an outright parliamentary majority in a June 8 election, May also urged Northern Irish political parties to agree over the province’s government by a June 29 deadline.

“The DUP will support the Conservative government on votes on the Queen’s Speech, the Budget, and legislation relating to Brexit and national security,” May said.

“The agreement makes clear that we remain steadfast to our commitments as set out in the Belfast Agreement and its successors, and in governing in the interests of all parts of the community in Northern Ireland,” she added.

Reporting by David Milliken, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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