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May strikes £1b deal for support from Northern Ireland party

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:50

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The deal between Mrs May (left) and Ms Foster means the DUP's 10 lawmakers will vote in support of the Conservatives in Parliament on the budget, legislative agenda, motions of confidence and Brexit.

London

PRIME Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to put in at least £1 billion (S$1.76 billion) in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant party.

After more than two

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