Is UK Government's £1bn for NI just a bribe to the DUP?

 

Gordon Deane

 

Gordon Deane, Partner has written an article in the Scotsman concerning the deal between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party. Please read below for a snippet of the article. 

One of the big political stories of this summer was the agreement reached between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party on 26 June 2017. The two political parties entered into a so-called “confidence and supply” agreement which meant the DUP agreed to support the Government on all motions of confidence, including the Queen’s Speech and the Budget. Furthermore, the DUP agreed to support the UK Government on legislation relating to Brexit. Further support on other matters would be agreed on a case by case basis.

The deal struck in June is now the subject of High Court judicial review proceedings in London. The Administrative Court will hear an application by Northern Irish Green activist Ciaran McClean seeking judicial review of the June “votes for money” agreement. The hearing on 26 October is a preliminary hearing for “permission”. If permission is granted, then a full hearing is likely to take place a few weeks later.

One of the big political stories of this summer was the agreement reached between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party on 26 June 2017. The two political parties entered into a so-called “confidence and supply” agreement which meant the DUP agreed to support the Government on all motions of confidence, including the Queen’s Speech and the Budget. Furthermore, the DUP agreed to support the UK Government on legislation relating to Brexit.

Further support on other matters would be agreed on a case by case basis. The deal struck in June is now the subject of High Court judicial review proceedings in London. The Administrative Court will hear an application by Northern Irish Green activist Ciaran McClean seeking judicial review of the June “votes for money” agreement. The hearing on 26 October is a preliminary hearing for “permission”. If permission is granted, then a full hearing is likely to take place a few weeks later. 

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