UK PM faces fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit
LONDON AFP Nov9,2018-british Prime Minister Theresa May drew the fury of her crucial Northern Irish allies on Friday after seemingly accepting an Eu-backed Brexit solution they fervently oppose.
London’s latest political spat underscores the trouble May’s fractured government faces in passing through parliament any Brexit arrangement it thrashes out with Brussels over the coming days.
The Times newspaper reported that May sent a five-page letter on Tuesday to the leaders of Northern Ireland’s small Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) that props up her government.
May reportedly told her ruling coalition partners she would never allow the disputed Brexit deal proposal offered by Brussels to “come into force”.
But DUP leaders said on Friday that May’s wording meant the fix would still be included in the withdrawal agreement that London and Brussels have been arguing about for many months.
They said May had earlier promised them it never would -- and they threatened to vote against the agreement.
British PM Theresa May (wikipedia)