No deal yet between UK Conservatives and DUP to back PM May

David Davis says replacing Theresa May 'would be height of self-indulgence'

They will discuss attempts to restore power-sharing at Stormont.

Meanwhile, shadow secretary of state Owen Smith has said he believes a deal to restore power-sharing at Stormont can be reached.

Representatives of Northern Ireland's other political parties, who also met with May at Downing Street on Thursday, also expressed further about a deal.

During that scandal, DUP First Minister Arlene Foster ignored repeated calls for her to step aside while an investigation is carried out into the scheme - which could cost taxpayers in the North in the region of £400 million (about €460 million), possibly more.

The DUP have insisted that there is no deadline for a final deal.

She told BBC Radio 4: "We accept the fact that, if we are going to have impediment-free access to the single market, then there will have to be some element of free movement".

After touring the wrecked and fire-blackened apartment block and ordering an inquiry, May returned to talks to try to seal a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to secure the backing of their 10 lawmakers in parliament to help her pass laws and govern as Britain starts talks to leave the EU.


More recently he has overseen Ireland's welfare system.

Mr Dodds said that the speech was "not relevant" to their negotiations.

Foster's Democratic Unionist Party has been in talks with May's Conservatives after the prime minister's party failed to win a majority in a national election.

"The DUP supported Brexit but they will be very keen to secure a future trading arrangement with the European Union which allows barrier free trade between Northern ireland and the Republic of Ireland, especially in food and agricultural products".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is planning to set out his party's own programme for government in a substantial amendment to the Queen's Speech, and will urge all other parties to back it in an attempt to topple Mrs May and form a minority Labour administration.

Ms Foster dismissed suggestions her deal with the Tories threatened the peace process.

Britain has pledged to devolve corporation tax setting powers to Northern Ireland once Belfast demonstrates its finances are on a sustainable footing.

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