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DUP holds all the cards in Tory contest but has no idea how to play

McSlaggart

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Jeremy Hunt is exactly the prime minister the DUP needs. His Brexit plan might be magical thinking, but the same has been true of all contenders for the Conservative Party leadership, of which only he and Boris Johnson remain.
The pertinent fact about Hunt is that he is a soft Brexiteer who backed the “remain” vote in the EU referendum and advocated continued single-market membership afterwards. So once in Downing Street, and faced with the reality of the UK’s constrained position, he should lean towards a close relationship with the EU. That would minimise a hard border in Ireland and a sea border between Britain and Northern Ireland — both vital to unionist concerns.

I would bet the DUP will back Boris.
 


rainmaker

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Jeremy Hunt is exactly the prime minister the DUP needs. His Brexit plan might be magical thinking, but the same has been true of all contenders for the Conservative Party leadership, of which only he and Boris Johnson remain.
The pertinent fact about Hunt is that he is a soft Brexiteer who backed the “remain” vote in the EU referendum and advocated continued single-market membership afterwards. So once in Downing Street, and faced with the reality of the UK’s constrained position, he should lean towards a close relationship with the EU. That would minimise a hard border in Ireland and a sea border between Britain and Northern Ireland — both vital to unionist concerns.

I would bet the DUP will back Boris.
With all due respect to the article, I doubt the DUP have any influence at all in this election.
 

McSlaggart

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With all due respect to the article, I doubt the DUP have any influence at all in this election.
If they came out and stated they would not work with one of the candidates it would have an impact on the outcome.
 

death or glory

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Jeremy Hunt is exactly the prime minister the DUP needs. His Brexit plan might be magical thinking, but the same has been true of all contenders for the Conservative Party leadership, of which only he and Boris Johnson remain.
The pertinent fact about Hunt is that he is a soft Brexiteer who backed the “remain” vote in the EU referendum and advocated continued single-market membership afterwards. So once in Downing Street, and faced with the reality of the UK’s constrained position, he should lean towards a close relationship with the EU. That would minimise a hard border in Ireland and a sea border between Britain and Northern Ireland — both vital to unionist concerns.

I would bet the DUP will back Boris.
Mcfly,
2 replies (1 your own) and you have already out passed your last started thread.
Well Done.
 


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