Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP, who was implicated in the so-called Cash for Ash scandal that resulted in the collapse of the power-sharing government of Northern Ireland.

And she’ll bugger up Brexit while she’s at it.

Take a look at this comment from Julian Field on the Vox Political Facebook page:

“She [Theresa May] should be the one to deal with Brexit. It’s a poison chalice, so let her drink from it. When she messes it up, which is more inevitable now, than it was previously, she and her party will be obliterated at the next election. Better that way than for Labour to form a coalition with the SNP – which would still leave them short of a majority – and achieve nothing of any real significance. Furthermore, if such a coalition were to mess up on Brexit, it would be the same catastrophic result for them at the next election. By far and away, the greater of two evils.”

Agreed.

It has long been suggested that Mrs May played to lose in the 2017 general election – in the hope that Labour would have to take the “poison chalice” of Brexit. Now she is having to drink from that chalice instead; let’s hope she chokes on it.

Whatever she does, she needs to form an alliance of her own with other political parties; after having warned of a “coalition of chaos” between Labour and the SNP, the Conservatives must now ally themselves with someone else – the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland.

Is this a wise choice?

The smart commenters are already saying “no”.

Jane Hartley-Jacques, again on the VP Facebook page, writes: “DUP are anti-LGBT, anti-abortion, anti-women’s rights, climate change deniers, and evolution deniers with many believing in creation teaching. Its leader is linked to a financial scandal with on-going investigation. More evidence of strong and stable Treesa.”

And more problems may lurk within the Parliamentary Conservative Party for Mrs May:

Honestly, how long can this alliance last?

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