Newton Emerson: Notion of DUP split a useful tool for Sinn Féin

Newton Emerson: Talk of DUP Stormont and Westminster divide is too simplistic

DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: Republicans who imagine Ms Foster pitted against Mr Dodds are like unionists who hoped for rows between Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: Republicans who imagine Ms Foster pitted against Mr Dodds are like unionists who hoped for rows between Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

On Tuesday, as the DUP began retreating from a Stormont deal, it was forced to deny a split between its MPs and assembly members.

“There is no power struggle between Westminster and Stormont. But individuals in both groups have raised key issues,” a party source told the Belfast Telegraph.

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