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Brexit: DUP Says There Is ’No Way’ It Will Back May’s Deal

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There is "no way" the Democratic Unionist Party will back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a leading figure announced.

Sammy Wilson told the BBC he was "more alarmed" than ever about what the deal would mean for Northern Ireland.

The DUP, which props up May's government, has held talks with the PM in recent days as she tries to persuade the parliament to back the deal later this month.

May is seeking further legal assurances from the EU but it has said negotiations will not be re-opened.

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019.

MPs will decide whether to accept or reject the withdrawal terms negotiated by May, as well as the framework of future relations, in a vote expected on January 15.

The vote was due to be held in December but May postponed it after it became clear she would be heavily defeated.

In the three weeks since then, May has been appealing to EU leaders to do more to allay MPs' concerns over parts of the agreement, particularly the proposed Irish backstop.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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