Cabinet briefed on plans for Government deal with DUP

May will meet DUP leader Arlene Foster in London on Tuesday as she seeks to thrash out an agreement for the party's 10 lawmakers in the House of Commons to vote to back the Conservatives' program for government.

May met the DUP leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday to discuss a deal for support in parliament. May's Conservatives in power.

Britain is due to leave the European Union in 2019, but last week's election disaster for Theresa May, who remains Prime Minister but without an overall majority in parliament, has raised questions over what kind of a Brexit deal will be agreed.

He suggested the DUP would be asking for money and that would be seen as the "government paying cash for votes in parliament", and would be received badly in other parts of the UK.

On Monday, she faces members of the Conservatives' 1922 Committee, which can trigger a vote of confidence in a party leader if it receives letters from 15 percent of the party's MPs.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, wearing a large red rose on his lapel and cheered more heartily by his MPs than at any Commons appearance since he became leader, aped May's general election attack lines, telling her that if her "coalition of chaos" with the DUP did not work out, Labour stood ready to provide "strong and stable leadership in the national interest".

Major warned that although Northern Ireland was a long way from returning to the violence that killed 3,600 people, he believed the peace process remained fragile almost two decades after a US -brokered 1998 peace agreement.

On the political consequences of Britain leaving the EU, he said: "The UK government has chose to go further than the requirements of the referendum decision of 23 June 2016, and to leave the Customs Union, and the European Economic Area as well, and to reject any jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, adds to the difficulties". Business leaders say any return of the frontier would damage businesses on both sides.

"The Tory civil war on the European Union which has ripped it apart since the Maastricht rebellions of the early 1990s, and which the referendum was supposed to solve, is now raging again", said Chris Grey, an academic who specializes in Brexit at Royal Holloway in London.

"The danger is that however much any government tries, they will not be seen to be impartial if they're locked into a parliamentary deal at Westminster with one of the Northern Ireland parties", he said. The initial sessions are due to focus on how the talks will be structured before moving on to the post-Brexit rights of European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom and Britons living on the continent.

The impending Brexit negotiations may be one factor fueling voters' need for assuredness. His comments echo those of EU President Donald Tusk who said on Friday that there was "no time to lose" to avoid Britain crashing out without a deal on future relations.

The prospect of an arrangement between Conservatives and the DUP has caused disquiet, with the DUP's anti-abortion and gay rights stance in the crosshairs. It's not clear what Ms.

While the DUP is deeply euroskeptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-call hard Brexit - including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimize the potential damage to Northern Ireland.

London's neutrality is key to the delicate balance of power in Northern Ireland, which was once plagued by violence over Britain's control of the province.