May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

The Prime Minister is to hold talks with political leaders from Northern Ireland in a bid to allay fears the anticipated parliamentary deal with the Democratic Unionists will undermine the peace process.

Britain entered a sixth day of political limbo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Theresa May yet to seal a deal to prop up her minority government and facing calls to soften her stance on Brexit days before negotiations on leaving the European Union begin.

"We all have an interest.in keeping them as close as possible to the European Union", he said.

On Tuesday afternoon, Foster indicated that a deal was close to being finalised.

"There is a unity of objective among people in the United Kingdom", May said following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

But with so much at stake for Britain and its $2.5 trillion economy, pressure was mounting on May heed other voices.

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is preparing to fight for the United Kingdom to remain within the EU's customs union which could safeguard jobs and trade with EU members but would severely restrict the UK's ability to strike its own trade deals around the world.

The report cited unnamed sources, and the finance ministry declined to comment.

May now faces the task of satisfying both the pro-European and eurosceptic factions of her party, keeping Northern Ireland calm and negotiating a divorce with 27 other European Union members whose combined economic might is more than five times that of Britain.

Читайте также: Huge fire engulfs London tower block, 30 people injured

Theresa May needs the votes of the 10 DUP MPs to prop up her minority administration as she hopes to steer government business - including crucial measures on Brexit - through the Commons.

Instead she finds herself faced with accusations that the deal she is trying to make with the DUP could leave the British government open to bias charges in Northern Ireland politics. They have struggled for years with Irish nationalists, who want the British province to join a united Ireland.

Both sides had hoped that a deal would be announced on Wednesday.

Talks with the DUP broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive".

While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-called hard Brexit - including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimise the potential damage to Northern Ireland.

She will listen to their concerns.

May has not yet responded to a proposal from some Conservatives for business groups and lawmakers from all parties to agree a national position on Brexit.

May faces a hard balancing act: Divisions over Europe helped sink the premierships of Margaret Thatcher, Major and David Cameron, and many of her lawmakers and party membership support a sharp break with the EU."The Tory civil war on the EU which has ripped it apart since the Maastricht rebellions of the early 1990s, and which the referendum was supposed to solve, is now raging again", said Chris Grey, an academic who specialises in Brexit at Royal Holloway college in London. Divisions over Europe helped sink the premierships of Margaret Thatcher, Major and Cameron, and many of her lawmakers and party membership support a sharp break with the EU.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, echoing remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron, said the door to Europe remained open to Britain, and it was up to the British people whether they wanted to change their minds about leaving the EU.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended News

  • Rebel Wilson wins defamation case

    Rebel Wilson wins defamation case

    Why hasn't someone come out of the woodwork to corroborate this allegation that Rebel Wilson is a liar? The dollar figure she will be granted in damages will be decided by Justice John Dixon.

    Health Department Chief Charged With Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

    Chief Medical Executive Eden Wells , Lyon's subordinate, faces a charge of obstruction of justice and lying to police. As far as if Governor Rick Snyder will be charged in relation to the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint ...

    Congressman, officers shot at Virginia baseball park

    There was talk of "unity and tone, and the importance of us to come together on what is said and how it is said", Jenkins said. President Donald Trump later confirmed that the suspect died from injuries suffered in a gunfire exchange with Rep.
  • French Open champion Nadal: La Decima is impossible to describe

    French Open champion Nadal: La Decima is impossible to describe

    Telling Words: "I played at the maximum of my power, my strength, and my capability, but Rafa was the best player". Fourth-seeded Rafael Nadal has won the opening set 6-2 in the French Open final against No. 3 Stan Wawrinka .

    NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) Position Boosted by BBT Capital Management LLC

    The institutional investor owned 92,003 shares of the semiconductor provider's stock after selling 5,862 shares during the period. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $37.44 billion company.

    Shooting at GOP event: Rep Steve Scalise, aide shot in Virginia

    A bystander with a cellphone camera happened to be recording at the time the first shots started, and captured the event. The game is scheduled to be played at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League baseball team .
  • Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) Ducks Under The Trend Line

    A higher volatility means that a security's value can potentially be spread out over a larger range of values. This table compares Hecla Mining Company and Coeur Mining's gross revenue , earnings per share and valuation.

    Fed Raises Interest Rates Again, Hitting 2008 Levels

    Added to another cautious recovery for sterling, that left the dollar index 0.04 percent weaker on the day at 96.936. Inflation was expected to be at 1.7 percent by the end of this year, down from the 1.9 percent previously forecast.
    4 things you need to see from tonight's Love Island

    4 things you need to see from tonight's Love Island

    I'm looking for something, and I don't know what it is. "When I know I haven't done something wrong, you get frustrated". Her warning of "Dom, I believe in no sex before marriage, FYI" suggests not, but you'll have to tune in to find out.
  • Britain, EU in suspense

    May is set to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster in London on Tuesday but will face demands from the DUP for more money for Northern Ireland.
    Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Sees Volume Pop in Session

    Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Sees Volume Pop in Session

    APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its stake in shares of Morgan Stanley by 269.0% in the third quarter. Compass Point initiated coverage on Morgan Stanley in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd.

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, staffers shot near Virginia baseball field

    Tim Slater of the FBI which is now leading the investigation said that it is "too early to tell whether anyone was targeted". Trump offers his own prayers to the Scalise family, and says the entire world is also praying for them.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.