The BBC has now said it is official, that the Conservative Party (Tories) and Prime Minister Theresa May has gone into a partnership with Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), this is in-spite the possible breeches of ‘the Good Friday Agreement’. This is clearly a game of thrones and control in London. Not thinking into consideration the implications of Northern Irish politics or the situation there. This is all saving the grace and the Lady, who brash went into a snap election. Theresa May isn’t considering the implications, neither the consequences, other than she get to stay in power and have the throne for this time being. Even as the squabble and aftermath of this decisions are far from over. Her own party, MP’s and others are already reacting with all sort of reasons. As the DUP are a unique party with a certain history and policies that could be toxic in London. Therefore the statement from both No. 10 and from Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill say it all. Take a look!
“Full statement from No 10
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A Downing Street spokesman said: “We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week. “We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond. “The details will be put forward for discussion and agreement at a cabinet meeting on Monday.“(BBC.com – link: http://www.bbc.com/news/live/election-2017-40231623)
DUP ‘betraying people of the north’
“An arrangement between the Conservatives and DUP will “end in tears” says Sinn Fein leader in the North Michelle O’Neill” (…) “She said: “It is no surprise that the DUP has agreed to prop up the pro-Brexit and pro-austerity Tory government of Theresa May” (…)“The Irish government needs to seize the initiative to secure designated special status for the North within the EU as part of the Brexit negotiations.” (…) “They have once again betrayed the interests of the people of the north by supporting a Tory party which has cut funding to our public services year on year to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds.” (…) “Experience shows us that unionists have minimal influence on any British government. They have achieved little propping up Tory governments in the past and put their own interests before those of the people“(…) “This new arrangement between the DUP and the Tories will be transitory and will end in tears.“But it will be the people of the north who will have to pay the price for the DUP’s support for Brexit and for cuts.” (McStravick, 2017).
This is far from over. This is just beginning and the ‘Impartial Clause’ of the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ will hunt this coalition, as much as the DUP own stances and policies. This not a friendly fire, but the truth hitting the shelves. The London based Parliament should consider what this does to Stormont and Belfast. As much as if the Conservative went into bed with SNP would have done. They are now involved in the midst of conflict and giving ways to a special kind of party. This will not be shrugged under the rug, as the deal and arrangement will come forward on Monday. But it will be 24 hours of mess, that will not be jolly for Theresa May. No matter what happen Arlene Foster has made a name and became the reason why May is the Prime Minister. While Sinn Fein and others are left in the sticks.
The Tories claim stability, but this will bring chaos and weakness, as the Tories has to walk carefully not to disembark DUP in the future, also how they are acting towards all the other parties in Northern Ireland. As they have gone into bed with. The indefinite question now, how long will this be merry and who fall on their sword first?
McStravick, Sheena – ‘ Arrangement between DUP Tories “will end in tears” says Michelle O’Neill’ (10.06.2017) link: http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/arrangement-between-dup-tories-will-13168628