Government Confirms that it Will Seek Parliamentary Approval for £1 Billion DUP Deal

Gina Miller

The Government has confirmed that it will seek Parliamentary approval for the £1 billion deal that was reached between the DUP and the Conservative Party following the 2017 General Election. The deal agreed by Theresa May, the Prime Minister, and Arlene Foster, the leader of the DUP, ensured that the Conservative Party had a sufficient majority in the House of Commons .

Gina Miller, who also funded legal challenges on Brexit, called for the Government to ensure that Parliament would be allowed to vote on the matter. In a statement she said:

“It beggars belief that, neither at the time the government sealed its dubious deal with the DUP in exchange for their votes in the Commons, nor at any point since, has the government made it clear that the £1bn of taxpayers’ money for Northern Ireland could only be handed over following parliamentary approval”.