DUP to stay in London for weekend to work on backstop
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.
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.