Northern Irish DUP edges towards backing UK PM's Brexit deal - Spectator magazine
LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party that
is crucial to Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of getting her
twice-defeated Brexit deal through parliament is likely to
support it in a third vote next week, the Spectator magazine
reported on Saturday.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which has 10 lawmakers
in parliament, is moving towards backing May's European Union
divorce deal for the first time after receiving a promise that
the government would put into law a requirement that there be no
divergence between Northern Ireland and Britain, it said.
A cabinet minister involved in the talks with the DUP told
the Spectator the chances of the Northern Irish party backing
the government's deal were around 60 percent.
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill
Editing by Alexander Smith)
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