Kate Hoey to Vote DUP

Speaking to LBC’s Iain Dale last night, the former Vauxhall MP and Labour Leaver declared that she will be voting in Northern Ireland – for the DUP…

This ends speculation that Kate might have been about to become the fourth former Labour MP to announce she’ll be voting for Boris – after this supportive Tweet:

Significant that she has chosen to not vote for the Labour Remainer successor in Vauxhall…

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DUP Opposition to Boris’ Deal Making English Less Likely to Support the Union

New Polling seen by Global Britain has shown that if the DUP continue to not support Boris’s deal, English voters will be significantly less likely to support Northern Ireland staying in the UK. If the Brexit process is delayed again, the DUP will be losing English good will to keep Northern Ireland in the UK…

The DUP’s position makes 28% of English voters less likely to support unionism, and just 10% more likely to support it, meaning the DUP are weakening unionism on the mainland by net 18%. Remarkably this is the case among both Remainers (Net -1) and Leavers (Net -31). It would be ironic the DUP ened up bringing about the end of the union…

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DUP Reject Boris’s Proposals

After a long week’s negotiations, the DUP have released a statement saying that, as things stand, they cannot support Boris’s proposed deal on customs, consent and VAT. Whilst the statement might make gloomy reading for those willing a deal over the line, it is noticeable the DUP’s talk of red lines being crossed has been scrapped, as has any call for total rejection. Looks like the sticking point is their fear Sinn Fein would have too much say over being able to leave the new customs arrangement…

The question now remains over what will happen at the EU Council Meeting this morning, where the agenda’s first item of a Brexit deal indicated – before the DUP’s rejection – white smoke.

The DUP could teach the Donald a few things about how to do “the deal”… still think that we should have let them negotiate the Brexit deal directly…

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DUP’s Policy Director Hints at Boris Bridge Support

This morning it has been reported Boris is proposing a new 12-mile bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland to mitigate the backstop. Days since last Boris bridge suggestion: 0

The DUP believes such an infrastructure project could help solve  a “major positive impact on both countries economically”. And could act as a big bung to keep them on side during tricky EU negotiations…

Fuelling speculation that the ambitious project may be imminent, the DUP’s Director of Policy, Lee Reynolds, Tweeted the link to a BBC News article about an even longer bridge entitled “China opens ‘longest’ sea bridge”. Good to see the DUP and Number 10 once again engineering civility…

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Hunt Announces First Cabinet Pick: Karen Bradley

Last night Jeremy Hunt told an audience in Northern Ireland that he would keep Karen Bradley as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Bradley, a May loyalist, is widely understood to not be liked by the DUP. Frosty relations on that front are not wise when the current Tory-DUP majority in the Commons is just three votes. It’s also highly unusual to openly promise jobs in the middle of a campaign. Will Hunt be publicly appointing the rest of his fantasy cabinet over the next few weeks..?

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Two-Thirds of Britons Don’t Care About the Union

Given how the DUP and the UUP got less than 400,000 votes combined it is amazing that so few people have had so much political power over the destiny of the 66 million or so that did not vote for them. Even more so when – based on the latest polling from Ipsos-MORI – 40 million or so Britons don’t really care about the union with Northern Ireland. In fact 10 million or so Britons would rather Northern Ireland joined the Republic of Ireland…

Not only did the DUP put the kibosh on Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, in Cabinet yesterday one of the strongest arguments advanced against ‘No Deal’ was that it would trigger the conditions in which under the Good Friday Agreement the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland would be obliged to call a border poll. Which is unacceptable to the DUP. The DUP’s leverage over the government has blocked Brexiting with May’s deal and with ‘No Deal’.

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