Nigel Dodds

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DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: “Hypocrisy of those espousing the current withdrawal agreement with its trap of a backstop has been completely exposed.”

The Government’s contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit demonstrated that the demands for a backstop to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland are a(...)

Jo Churchill MP urges Commons speaker John Bercow to look at a video clip of Jeremy Corbyn as education secretary Damian Hinds, Andrew Stephenson MP, Mike Freer MP and health secretary Matt Hancock look on, on Wednesday. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

The DUP has warned Theresa May she must secure changes to the withdrawal agreement rather than reassurances about its meaning if she is to win its sup(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May’s 200-117 victory in Wednesday’s confidence vote was clear enough to be decisive but close enough to ensure that she will continue to face(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street after she survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her with a vote of no confidence. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Theresa May has won a confidence vote in her leadership of the Conservative Party, but by a narrower margin than expected and only after she promised (...)

Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, announces that Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her as party leader. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

In the vast, wood-panelled Committee Room 14 in the House of Commons, where Charles Stewart Parnell was defenestrated by the Irish Party in 1890, Gra(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: said to prime minister Theresa May there was no point bringing back the same deal with cosmetic changes. Photograph:  Parbul/PA

Theresa May has told MPs she is confident she can win the reassurances they need from the European Union that the Northern Ireland backstop will not b(...)

If Theresa May then fails to get the deal through her parliament, then the prospect of a general election will increase. But with both major parties as incoherent and divided as the other on Brexit, that in itself would not resolve much.  Photograph: PARBUL/PA Wire

It seems oddly fitting, given the British government’s shambolic approach to Brexit over the past two years, that just as the Westminster parliament w(...)

The atmosphere in Westminster fuels the DUP sense of paranoia and its conviction that Northern Ireland is being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is changing, and quickly. Despite the presence of several seats of learning here I continue to be surprised at the absence of any ser(...)

File photograph of former DUP  minister Jonathan Bell. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former DUP minister secretly recorded a “personal and private” conversation with senior party colleagues about a botched green energy scheme, writte(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May: met Conservative backbenchers in her office to listen to their concerns about the backstop. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May is considering offering a formal guarantee to MPs that they will be given a vote before Britain enters the Northern Ireland backstop in an(...)

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