Just over 24 hours from the Meaningful Vote which Theresa May is expected to lose heavily, the Democratic Unionist Party continues to pour scorn on the Prime Ministers offering. DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds rejected assurances meant to placate rebels outlined in a letter from Donald Tusk and Jean Claude Juncker.
Dodds asked May in the House Of Commons if she would admit nothing has changed. May insisted that there had been further assurances from the EU but that she recognised that they were not “what some members of the House wanted”.
However, the DUP still seem set to vote against the deal.
In a separate matter, Dodds dismissed the Prime Ministers suggestion that a No Deal or clean Brexit would effect everyday life in Northern Ireland as foolish:
“The Prime Minister must explain this comment. What exactly would the Government be changing?
“If this is nothing more than scaremongering, then the Prime Minister should cease from such foolish talk. Indeed, the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said that the Republic of Ireland is not making preparations for a hard border even in the event of no deal being agreed.”