DUP to stay in London for weekend to work on backstop

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

DUP and Attorney General Cox to stay in London

There is going to be a gap in the pound to start next week depending on how this goes.
DUP and Attorney General Cox to stay in London
Another report says Philip Hammond is meeting the DUP today. That's a sign that they're looking for something monetary in exchange for supporting the deal. Or he could just be someone May trusts to negotiate.

From the FT:

The participation of Mr Hammond in the conversations will prompt speculation that the government is cooking up a more generous financial offer to the DUP to continue its "confidence and supply" agreement.The original agreement to prop up Mrs May's minority administration provided an extra £1bn of spending on infrastructure in the province over two years.Now the chancellor is expected to face demands for a more generous package for later in this Parliament. In theory that could see the DUP fall behind the withdrawal agreement next week.

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