Newton Emerson: Two U-turns will leave DUP in a spin

The party is marginalised at Westminster and its rivals in Northern Ireland are circling

British prime minister Boris Johnson says he will continue to insist that the Irish Border backstop is removed from any exit deal he agrees with the European Union. Video: 10 Downing Street

The Democratic Unionist Party has five weeks to perform arguably the biggest U-turn in Northern Ireland’s history, and certainly the fastest.

It is hard to see how it will not be overwhelmed by the task.

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