Falling out between DUP and business has been a wonder

Electoral hit unlikely given North’s polarised politics

he Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament back British Prime Minister Theresa May's government does not plan to withdraw its support yet despite opposition to her Brexit withdrawal deal, its leader said on Wednesday (November 21).

The falling out between the DUP and Northern Ireland’s business community over the past week has been a wonder to behold and a genuinely novel development.

Even in the 1990s, when a similar collection of business groups came together to back the peace process, they professed to be neutral on the Belfast Agreement referendum and would never have dreamed of explicitly criticising the DUP’s opposition to the deal.

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