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DUP abstain on government Finance Bill votes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The deal is done – DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson and Tory Chief Whip Gavin Williamson signed on the dotted line in June The DUP have abstained on a number of amendments to the government’s Finance Bill. The party also supported an amendment proposed by the Labour Party. The debate on […]

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Tory-DUP relationship 'broken over Europe' – Ken Clarke

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKen Clarke said DUP politicians had reached the “limit of their patience” The Conservative Party’s relationship with the DUP on the issue of Europe is “completely broken”, Ken Clarke has said. The former chancellor described his party’s confidence-and-supply pact with the DUP as a “bit irregular”. He […]

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CBI conference: Theresa May answers Laura Kuenssberg

The public should listen to the voice of business, and not just the politicians, the prime minister said. Taking questions after addressing the CBI conference, she was asked by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg why voters should accept her Brexit plans when some Conservative MPs thought it was an “intolerable deal”. Theresa May and Brexit […]