Nigel Dodds MP, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in Westminster, has been meeting with Treason May today as she continues to struggle to push the sell-out Withdrawal Agreement throughout Parliament.
Although MP’s do not return to the Commons until next Monday, May recalled her Cabinet from its Christmas break yesterday as tension mounts following the expected vote on the Agreement on the 14th January. Today, she met with Dodds in a frantic effort to swing the DUP behind the deal.
Dodds, however, was clearly unimpressed with what he heard. He issued a statement saying that the DUP’s “principled objections” to the deal remained. Indeed, Dodds argues that events over the Christmas break demonstrate that there is simply “no need” for the infamous Backstop:
Indeed, its becoming clearer by the day that no one is ever going to construct such a border. With this clarity emerging in London, Dublin and Brussels, there is evidently no need for the aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement which have been so vigorously opposed by a broad cross section of the House of Commons.
The DUP, Dodds says, will continue to work with the Prime Minister to get a “better deal”, however, once again we are fast approaching decision day and the Prime Minister is still on the ropes.