Democratic Unionist Party Planning To Vote Down Brexit Budget

The Democratic Unionist Party are unhappy with the current Brexit plans and as such are planning to vote down the budget later this month.
The Democratic Unionist Party are unhappy with the current Brexit plans and as such are planning to vote down the budget later this month.

Due to the lack of the majority in the house of commons, Theresa May, the current Prime Minister, relies on the votes of the Democratic Unionist Party for key votes, but if the trade deal means additional barriers between Great Britain and Northern Ireland then the DUP will potentially be abandoning the deal, leading to a possible defeat in the vote and a potential no-confidence vote.

With less than 6 months before the UK leaves the EU and no trade deal in place yet, and the checkers agreement being used as a baseline with no real results, the outlook at the moment is very mixed. The main issue with all the trade deals is the principle of the hard border between the republic of Irelend as an EU member and northern island as this has the risk of undermining the fragile peace and also damage business and trade in  general in Northern Ireland. Both the DUP and Theresa May both being in agreement that this hard border is a big turn off in any trade deal, with it undermining the integrity of the UK.