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The Journal declare : DUP denies it has made a deal with Theresa May · TheJournal.ie

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THE DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST Party (DUP) has said that no deal has been reached with Conservative leader Theresa May.
A Downing Street spokesperson said last night that the DUP had agreed “to the principles of an outline agreement”.
However, a midnight statement from the DUP said that talks on a confidence and supply agreement were ongoing, but had been positive.
Downing Street last night said that Arlene Foster’s party has agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support May’s Conservatives in government.
May needs the support of the DUP in order to secure a parliamentary majority following her party’s disastrous general election result.

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The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is open to supporting a minority government led by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives, the prime minister’s office announced on Saturday.
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With the 10 DUP MP seats, the Conservatives will now have just enough votes to put them over the threshold.
‘Confidence and supply’The DUP said the “talks so far have been positive” and added: “Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament.”
“We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative government,” a spokesman for May said.

DUP reaches ′outline agreement′ with Theresa May as talks continue

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Tentative deal struck between Theresa May and DUP to secure coalition

May’s party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before May called a snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority.
May said Barwell would help her “reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal in principle with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party on Saturday (Sunday morning NZT) to prop up the Conservative government, stripped of its majority in a disastrous election.
The result has demolished May’s political authority, and she has also lost her two top aides, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party.
Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister.

Tentative deal struck between Theresa May and DUP to secure coalition

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