The DUP’s Westminster Leader, Nigel Dodds, has warned that it is “highly likely” Theresa May’s deal will be rejected for a fourth time unless something major has changed on the hated backstop.
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After the government confirmed that they wold try and get May’s Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament for a fourth time, the DUP put out a statement from Dodds.
“If the Prime Minister brings the Withdrawal Bill to the Commons for a vote the question will be ‘what has changed?’
“Unless she can demonstrate something new that addresses the problem of the backstop then it is highly likely her deal will go down to defeat once again.
“The Prime Minister has not pursued the one option that has ever achieved a positive vote for something in Parliament.
“Alternative arrangements to the backstop won easily whilst everything else has failed.
“For the Bill to have any prospect of success then there must be real change to protect the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom and deliver Brexit.”
The DUP’s 10 MPs have stood form and voted down May’s proposal three times. Looks like a fourth rejection could well be on the cards.