British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured her grip on power after Conservatives struck a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party which will see them support her minority government.
The governing agreement was announced on Monday two weeks after the prime minister’s party lost its parliamentary majority in the botched June 8 snap election.
“The DUP… agrees to support the government on legislation pertaining to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union; and legislation pertaining to national security,” according to a document published by May’s office.
DUP leader Arlene Foster said she was “delighted” with the arrangement and May said the deal was a “very good one.”
“We share many values in terms of wanting to see prosperity across the UK, the value of the union, the important bond between the different parts of the UK,” May said.
“We very much want to see that protected and enhanced and we also share the desire to…