British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing backlash from Scotland and Wales over her deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), aimed at securing her grip on power.
DUP leader Arlene Foster agreed to a confidence and supply arrangement on Monday in exchange for £1 billion as well as relaxed spending rules for another £500 million previously committed.
The agreement was described as a “straight bung to keep a weak prime minister and a faltering government in office” by the Labour first minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured above) also voiced outrage over the “shameless deal.”
“In concluding this grubby, shameless deal the Tories have shown that they will stop at nothing to hold on to power – even sacrificing the very basic principles of devolution,” she said.