This Is The Party That Could Help Theresa May Get A Majority Government

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I’m sure by now you all know the bizarre outcome of last night’s election. A hung parliament. No majority government. A Conservative minority win.

And while we all try to slot together the pieces of this puzzling puzzle, the most probable¬†outcome of this election is that the Tories will form a coalition with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

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At the time of writing, negotiations are ongoing between the Conservative Party and the DUP as they try to figure out a deal that suits them both. But just who are the DUP?

The DUP are the largest unionist party in Northern Ireland, meaning their party is founded upon unionist ideals.

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Unionism is predominantly a protestant ideology which believes in retaining the ‘union’ between Britain and Northern Ireland. Nationalism, the opposite, is predominantly a Catholic ideology which believes in a United Ireland.

Although you’ve definitely heard a lot in the news about Jeremy Corbyn’s links to the IRA, it’s also definitely worth mentioning the the DUP too have just as much of a link to the UDA (Ulster Defence Association) and LVF (Loyalist Volunteer Force).

Hell – just days ago, the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, defended meeting a UDA chief just 48 hours after they allegedly murdered a man in front of his three-year-old son, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

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But of course Corbyn’s the guy who gets bad press for trying to aid a peace agreement in Northern Ireland – that makes sense.

Before we get carried away with tales for another time (and probably a time in the very near future), let us remind ourselves of the DUP’s policies.

Thankfully – quite a lot of them were posted onto Twitter in a thread called the DUP’s ‘Greatest Hits’.

So this is who are helping the Tories form a coalition government in the UK… What a time to be alive.