Jeffrey Donaldson to be Next Leader of DUP

Statement from DUP Chairman Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley. DUP Chairman Lord Morrow said:

“Nominations for the position of Party Leader closed today (Tuesday 22 June) at 12 noon. I can confirm that I have received one valid nomination, that being from Sir Jeffrey Donaldson.

Following the completion of our party processes Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP will be the next leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.

The last number of weeks has been difficult for the Party and mistakes have been made. Now is the time to move forward in a spirit of humility and mindful that our focus must be on serving the people whom we represent.

I look forward to the challenges of rebuilding and reconnecting in the time ahead.”

Brace for a by-election in Lagan Valley…

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson’s statement in full:

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Edwin Poots Resigns as DUP Leader

20 days after his appointment, Edwin Poots has resigned. He will remain in post until successor is appointed 

His statement in full:

“I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected.

The Party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected.

This has been a difficult period for the Party and the country and I have conveyed to the Chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both Unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place.”

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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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