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UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief”

On Tuesday she held talks with Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, whose anti-abortion, homophobic and eurosceptic Northern Irish party has 10 parliamentary seats and could shore up May's minority Conservative government.

May's botched election gamble cost her Conservative Party its majority in the 650-seat parliament last week, weakening her hand just days before talks with the European Union on a divorce that has to be agreed before an exit due in March 2019.

Sir Major told BBC Radio 4's World at One that if the Conservatives "locked" themselves into a deal with one of the main parties in Northern Ireland, there was a danger the government would no longer be seen as an "impartial honest broker" in restoring the power-sharing arrangements and upholding NI institutions.

But one MP present at the meeting said there was no discussion of a leadership contest, adding "she's won, she's got to be prime minister".

But while the DUP is in no rush, the clock is ticking for Theresa May - failure to reach a deal ahead of next week's Queen's Speech could lead to the bill being rejected by MPs.

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"I'm not putting any timescale on when it will be done", the source told Reuters.

A deal with the DUP also risks destabilising Northern Ireland by increasing the influence of pro-British unionists.

The head of the Democratic Unionist Party has arrived for crucial talks on whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in an alliance.

May, who ahead of last June's referendum supported remaining in the European Union, promised to start the Brexit talks next week, but opponents of a sharp break with the European Union took her woes as a chance to push back against her strategy.

"But we do want to do so in the national interest to give stability to the government and that's why we will be entering these negotiations", she said.

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The DUP leader is nearly certain to ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as the price of a deal.

Pressed on the reports, Environment Secretary Michael Gove declined to deny it. "Basically it will be Theresa May signing cheques for the foreseeable future or a monthly direct debit, as it were, into Northern Ireland's coffers".

"I would like to see the DUP change its position, and indeed Northern Ireland as a whole change its position, on LGBTI issues. And that worries me a great deal about the peace process".

"But she was also resolute and determined in plotting a path over the course of the next five years which will ensure the country emerges stronger and which will ensure that we not only strengthen the economy but also invest more in public services and make sure the quality of people's lives is enhanced". He expected London to remain an important financial centre for Europe after Britain had left."We want a solution that causes as little damage as possible for both sides", Schaeuble said.Schaeuble predicted Britain would later regret its departure from the bloc "and then they'll come back".

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