TORY Whips have reportedly ordered civil servants to cut out the DUP from Brexit Deal communications.
Civil servants were told to remove DUP contacts from planning emails which the Northern Irish party would previously have been looped in to.
The Independent reported that government officials were given the order on Tuesday as the Tory leadership prepared to push Theresa May’s Brexit deal through the cabinet.
The PM has still not spoken to the party’s leader about the draft Brexit deal and it was unclear if she intended to before the document was published.
The instructions to officials suggest Conservative whips have accepted they will not get the support of the DUP for the prime minister’s approach and are beginning to distance themselves from their Northern Irish partners.