- Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:00 pm #526114
Not one to rail at the MSM but they still haven't woken up to how much shit May is in over Ireland
Nigel Dodds: God helped the DUP become kingmakers at Westminster
Addressing the annual DUP conference near Belfast today, Mr Dodds said the party had “never had more influence” in Westminster.
He said: “If I’m honest I did not believe that in 2017 we were heading for a hung parliament where the DUP would hold the balance of power.
“But looking back I don’t think it was an accident how things turned out.
“On reflection it’s hard to imagine how the results could have done more to maximise our influence.
“A few more seats for the Conservatives and they could have ploughed on alone. Had they won a fewer number of seats, even with our help they could not have secured a majority.”
And he said: “We entered the negotiations with the guiding star of doing what was right not for the DUP, but for Northern Ireland in particular and the United Kingdom as a whole.”
A DUP source told PoliticsHome the reference to it being no “accident” was an “allusion to guidance from a higher power so to speak”. https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/co ... dup-become" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;