November 7, 2018 / 7:49 AM / 10 months ago

Northern Irish DUP - We're not afraid of UK election if Brexit deal falls short

FILE PHOTO: A Guinness truck passes a sign for Customs and Excise on a road near the border with Ireland near Kileen, Northern Ireland, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

LONDON (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party that British Prime Minister Theresa May depends upon for a majority in parliament are not afraid of a general election should they object to her Brexit deal, a senior lawmaker for the party said on Wednesday.

“If we think a Brexit deal is not good for the United Kingdom, we will say so,” Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson said on BBC radio. “We want the deal to be in the best interests of the whole of the United Kingdom.”

“Let’s see what the deal is. We’re not afraid of a general election.”

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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