The Democratic Unionist Party will vote against the Government in this week’s first parliamentary vote on the new Windsor Framework Brexit deal, party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson revealed on Monday.
DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said party officers had today voted unanimously to oppose the Windsor Framework when MPs get a vote in the Commons on Wednesday - and right-wing Tories could also rebel.
MPs will get a vote next Wednesday on the Stormont brake aspect of Rishi Sunak's Windsor Framework, which was agreed with the EU last month in a bid to undo the worst excesses of Boris Johnson's deal,
The Taoiseach was responding to comments earlier in the week from NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris. / Irish premier Leo Varadkar has said the UK would be required to engage with the European Union to resolve any issues about proposed new EU laws being introduced in Northern Ireland.
A senior DUP MP has said he would advise party colleagues to oppose the new Brexit deal on Northern Ireland trade if further movement is not secured.
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Boris Johnson has hinted he may not support a proposed deal over the Northern Ireland protocol from Rishi Sunak, heaping pressure on the prime minister to revive a controversial bill that would unilaterally override parts of the Brexit treaty.
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Rishi Sunak has been warned that some of his ministers may resign over his post-Brexit deal with the EU if it jeopardises Northern Ireland’s place in the union.
The former Prime Minister has been accused of stirring up trouble with the Democratic Unionist Party and Tory backbenchers as claims mount over a pact with Brussels to end the stalemate.
The Prime Minister appeared to play down the prospect of an imminent agreement on the Northern Ireland Protocol, amid speculation one could be announced early next week.
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A hard border in Ireland must be avoided, the Irish premier has urged Rishi Sunak.
The spending has been described as "political posturing" and "clearly a waste of public money".
The UK and European Union are poised to enter the final stretch of negotiations over post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. After years of distrust and tension both sides are optimistic that a settlement is within reach.
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