NI secretary denies government has abandoned DUP
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Brexit: DUP has not been abandoned, says NI secretary

The Northern Ireland secretary has denied the government has "abandoned" the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after the UK and EU agreed a new Brexit deal.

The DUP, which has supported the minority Conservative government since 2017, said it remained opposed to the deal.

But Julian Smith said: "We have abandoned nobody. No deal is not in the interests of Northern Ireland, a deal is in the best interests of Northern Ireland.

"If you have got Northern Ireland's best interests at heart, then vote for this deal."

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  • 17 Oct 2019
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