The DUP wants to know if the Tory magic money tree is paying out again. Will it?

Arlene Foster: A Tory-supporting Twitter troll may be keen to say there’s no “magic money tree” but she’s determined to get as much out of it as she can.

It’s very funny. Hours after I received this tweet…

… I was reminded of an article stating the following:

The Democratic Unionist Party will demand more cash in “the coming weeks” to continue propping up the Conservatives in power, in an early warning to Boris Johnson.

Arlene Foster revealed she spoke with the incoming prime minister soon after his victory was declared – and that she immediately put him on notice.

The DUP leader noted that the £1bn-plus confidence and supply agreement – signed with Theresa May, to deliver her a Commons majority two years ago – “remains”.

But she added: “That agreement included a review between each parliamentary session.

“This will take place over the coming weeks and will explore the policy priorities of both parties for the next parliamentary session.”

The DUP is widely expected to demand an even higher price to renew the agreement, as well as action to thwart prosecutions of soldiers investigated for alleged wrongdoing during the Troubles.

I wonder if the troll running the @NIGELPETERMOOR1 Twitter account (apparently on behalf of South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association) considered the stupidity of an anti-Labour tweet claiming the “magic money tree” doesn’t exist, just as the Tories are being asked to shake it and see what falls out.

As ever, under a Tory government, it seems plenty of money is available for some things – like propping up that Tory government and giving free money to people who are already rich.

But when it comes to actually improving living conditions for the millions of people who live in the UK, they begrudge every penny spent and would take it away if they could.

Will this Twitter troll make that point to @BorisJohnson or is he just another keyboard warrior whistling in the wind?

Source: DUP to demand more cash for propping up Tories ‘in coming weeks’ in early warning to Boris Johnson | The Independent

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  1. matt August 24, 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply


    Long term reader and while I completely agree with the point of this article, I for once feel that its letting the problem off the hook. We have a host of exact examples that need raising EVERY time this accusation comes up.

    The First DUP bribe. All Boris’s pledges. No deal spending prep. There can be Zero excuse for the magic money tree to be anything other than a weapon in labour’s arsenal this time around.

  2. loonytoonz August 24, 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    And “the Irish Mammy” will NOT be tolerating ANY messing or the usual blustering buffoonery employed by “the Clown”.

  3. Karl Greenall August 24, 2019 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    When will these clowns learn that government spends money into the economy, then draws it back through taxation so that inflation is not allowed to get out of hand?
    Labour spending is accounted for.
    As always, its the Tories who depend on the false narrative of voodoo economics

  4. trev August 24, 2019 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    It’s the Tories who have a ‘magic money tree’, the way they waste money on allsorts of rubbish – £16 Billion on Universal Credit, millions on dodgy freight companies, a bridge with trees on it, high speed trains, endless propaganda campaigns…it just goes on & on.

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