Questions tagged [democratic-unionist-party]

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is a right-wing political party in Northern Ireland.

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Haven't the DUP violated their confidence-and-supply arrangement?

One of the key points of the DUP-Tory agreement arranged in 2017 was that the DUP would support the Tories in key votes, including those on Brexit. However, to my memory, they have not supported the ...
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What reasons did the DUP have to oppose the Good Friday Agreement and do those reasons still apply?

According to a recent BBC History article the DUP was opposed to the Good Friday Agreement, quoting that article: In Northern Ireland, campaigning was fierce as DUP leader Ian Paisley urged a 'No' ...
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Is there a clear statement from the DUP on their position on the post-Brexit border with Ireland?

The UK-EU Brexit negotiations on the 4th December 2017 have ended without any clear progress reportedly in part because the Democratic Unionist party (the DUP, who are supporting the Conservative ...
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What are the key differences between a confidence and supply deal compared to a formal coalition?

It has been widely reported today that the Conservative party have come to a £1Bn+ deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up their minority government, which got me wondering what are ...
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Would a DUP-Conservative alliance breach the Good Friday Agreement?

In Sinn Fein accuses Theresa May of not honouring Good Friday agreement - as it happened: The president of Sinn Fein claims that Theresa May is not honouring the Good Friday Agreement: We told ...
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Why are the conservatives opposed to the DUP?

Why, now that the voting is over, are the conservatives appearing to try to reassure voters at the expense of the DUP? A quote from Sir Michael Fallon: "It doesn't mean we now agree with all their ...
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Why would a coalition with the DUP bring violence back to Northern Ireland?

In Question Time a couple of days ago a former senior government figure, who helped negotiate the Good Friday Agreement. Said that a coalition between the Conservatives and the DUP (Democratic ...
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Why are left-wing unionism or right-wing Irish nationalism unsuccessful in Northern Ireland?

In the United Kingdom general election 2017 in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin won all but one Northern Irish constituencies between them. The DUP is unionist and ...
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What could the conservatives do if a deal is not met with the DUP?

In the 2017 UK general election which has resulted hung parliament, Theresa May is trying to get a deal with the DUP. If the deal fails, what options do the conservatives have to form a government?