DUP

Why the DUP should reconsider their opposition to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

20 October 2019 13:17

For the third time, the UK government finds itself at odds with its allies, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. The…

Boris has compromised, not conquered on Brexit

18 October 2019 14:41

Reflecting on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, I have many questions. Why are people who rejected the possibility of Northern Ireland…

The DUP is caught on the horns of a Brexit dilemma

18 October 2019 12:54

There is a magnificent paradox – the Taj Mahal of paradoxes, let’s hope NOT the RMS Titanic of paradoxes –…

DUP rejects Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – what next?

17 October 2019 9:02

Here we go. As Boris Johnson heads to Brussels today for the EU council summit, hope inside government that Johnson…

Why the DUP are worried about Tory succession

19 March 2019 10:57

It is the morning after the Bercow before, and it seems pretty much certain that there won’t be a meaningful…

Theresa May’s offer to the DUP

17 March 2019 19:33

The prime minister’s frantic last attempt to persuade Northern Ireland’s DUP to back her third meaningful vote on Tuesday involves…

DUP confirms it won’t support May’s Brexit deal

12 March 2019 14:30

The DUP has confirmed that it will be voting against Theresa May’s Brexit deal this evening. A party spokesman said…

Will the DUP pave the way for a softer Brexit?

18 January 2019 9:29

On Monday, Theresa May must return to the House of Commons and lay out her Brexit Plan B following the…

Can Theresa May get the DUP back on board?

22 December 2018 10:47

Westminster might it be on its Christmas holidays, but the question that is still on everyone in government’s mind is…

Tories try out life as a minority government

21 November 2018 9:35

MPs and ministers who had settled down in Parliament on Tuesday evening for a late night of votes on the…

Labour snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

20 November 2018 9:46

Oh dear. Theresa May’s confidence and supply agreement with the DUP is on very thin ice – if not already…

DUP abstain on finance bill – what it means

19 November 2018 20:01

Although Theresa May looks set to avoid a confidence vote for the time being, tonight’s Finance Bill votes could serve…

It makes sense to keep Northern Ireland inside the customs union

27 October 2018 11:38

Sir: What James Forsyth calls ‘the EU plan’ to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union after Brexit (‘The Irish…

The DUP is showing that its Brexit threats aren’t a bluff

11 October 2018 11:29

Things are escalating fast in the row between the government and the DUP. Yesterday’s threat to vote against the Budget…

DUP give new meaning to ‘hell week’

11 October 2018 9:18

From the offset, this week was described as one that would be hellish for Theresa May. However, the DUP have…

Will Theresa May call the DUP’s bluff on Brexit?

10 October 2018 15:47

The threat that the DUP might vote against the Budget if it isn’t happy with where the Irish border backstop…

Why the DUP should worry Theresa May more than the European Research Group

9 October 2018 12:25

Just over twelve hours after Arlene Foster released a statement which appeared to suggest the DUP were ready to fudge…

Shami Chakrabarti can’t have it both ways on Northern Ireland

30 May 2018 11:41

Never one to shy away from a platitude, the shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti, has declared that the PM must…

No 10’s new tactics

1 March 2018 17:57

The DUP were shown an early draft of Brussel’s proposed legal text by the UK government ahead of its publication…

Could direct rule solve Northern Ireland’s political crisis?

15 February 2018 11:52

Power-sharing talks at Stormont have dramatically collapsed again. This is a shock to many in Northern Ireland, where an apparent thawing…