UK PM faces fury of North­ern Ir­ish al­lies over Brexit

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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)

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