A DUP-Tory alliance could make unionism unacceptable

The deal would have implications for Brexit, Stormont and Northern Irish society

Arlene Foster has confirmed that the DUP will go into talks with British prime minister Theresa May about supporting her Conservative Party. Video: Reuters

The first question to address, regarding last week’s UK election result, is how long Theresa May’s minority government can last.

This has an urgent bearing at Stormont, where talks to restore devolution are due to restart today and a deal by the autumn had been widely expected.

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