DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party propping up Britain’s minority government does not want Britain to leave the European Union without a deal, one of its senior lawmakers said on Thursday.
“We’re very clear that we want to leave the European Union with a deal, that is our priority. We don’t want to get into a no-deal scenario,” Jeffrey Donaldson told RTE Radio.
The lawmaker said that while the DUP wanted to leave with a deal, it would not join parliamentary efforts to prevent Brexit from happening and would not take no-deal “off the table”.
“We know that is the strongest lever the UK government has in its negotiations with Brussels,” he said.
Reporting by Graham Fahy; Editing by Catherine Evans