Ulster politician sets terms for coalition
LONDON: The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Arlene Foster, would seek to strengthen the unity of the UK and get a good Brexit deal for Northern Ireland in talks with the Conservative Party, she said yesterday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party needs the DUP’s 10 seats to be able to govern after it failed to secure an absolute majority in a parliamentary election on Thursday.
Foster listed three priorities, including getting Northern Ireland’s devolved power-sharing government at Stormont working again.
Talks between the DUP and Irish nationalists Sinn Fein on forming a power-sharing government were due to restart in Belfast later yesterday.