March 27, 2019 / 9:31 PM / in 3 months

Northern Irish DUP says will not support UK PM May's Brexit deal

Northern Ireland's DUP leader Arlene Foster holds her notes after meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, outside Stormont Parliament Building in Belfast, Northern Ireland February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

LONDON (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s government said on Wednesday it would not support her Brexit divorce deal.

DUP leader Arlene Foster told Sky she could not sign up to something that would damage the Union.

In a separate statement, the DUP said: “We will not be supporting the government if they table a fresh meaningful vote.”

The DUP said May’s deal “poses an unacceptable threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom and will inevitably limit the United Kingdom’s ability to negotiate on the type of a future relationship with the EU.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison

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