Who Are The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) And Why Theresa May’s Tories Have Joined The Ranks Of The Undead
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) were a relatively unknown quantity until their 10 seats made them a necessary partner in the formation of the next British government. They are socially conservative with particularly archaic views on homosexuality and, as Northern Ireland has a border with the Republic of Ireland, their view on Brexit, is likely to tie negotiators hands. However, more worrying is that a Unionist-Tory alliance might encourage a Sinn Fein-Labour alliance, which in turn might exacerbate the old tension that gave rise to The Troubles in the last half of the 20th century.
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