Vox Political proved correct as DUP threatens Tories over NI abortion law reform

Theresa May and Arlene Foster: Still on good terms (but only just).

This is exactly as Vox Political predicted.

It goes right down to the fact that the Northern Ireland assembly is currently suspended, meaning it is impossible to have a referendum on abortion in that part of the UK for the time being.

I observed that it seems unlikely the assembly will sit again before the next general election.

Doesn’t that have serious implications for the Good Friday Agreement and the fragile peace that has existed in NI for the last 20 years?

The DUP have warned Theresa May her Government could collapse if she tries to reform abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister is under enormous pressure to act following the overwhelming vote in favour of legal abortion in the Republic.

But the Tories’ weak grip on power relies on the support of the 10 Democratic Unionist Party MPs.

The party, led by Arlene Foster, is strongly opposed to any reform to Northern Ireland’s strict laws.

And yesterday they told her she “would regret” allowing her party to have a free vote on any bill to reform their current laws.

Source: DUP threatens to abandon Theresa May if she reforms Northern Ireland’s abortion laws – Mirror Online


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3 Thoughts to “Vox Political proved correct as DUP threatens Tories over NI abortion law reform”

  1. Justin

    nice to see that such cosy bed brother’s are getting on well together, wonder how tm feels about farage meeting the dup, maybe he join them as well

  2. NMac

    Tories care little for the hard-won peace agreement in Ireland. They thrive on confrontation and division. However, getting into bed with the DUP which, unbelievably, is more nasty and bigoted than even most Tories, may well prove to be May & Co’s undoing.

  3. When Ireland starts to return figures of Northern Irish women crossing the border for abortions this will become something the northern Irish will turn their thoughts towards, to be honest I always thought that the exclusion in Northern Ireland that meant those wanting an abortion popped over to England was solely because of the ban in Ireland.

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