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Don’t believe the doom-mongerers—the DUP deal will be good for Northern Ireland

The £1bn grant will bring much-needed help to the region's poorest—and could also encourage a deal in Stormont

By Ruth Dudley Edwards  

Arlene Foster's deal will benefit a region which is still suffering from the Troubles. Photo: PA

“I can barely put into words my anger at the deal my party has done with the DUP,” said the Conservative MP Heidi Allen during the Queen’s Speech debate this week.

Allen is principled. Unlike others, she wasn’t basing her opposition on nonsensical complaints about the deal being a danger to the peace process because it would compromise the impartiality of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Instead, her objection is based…

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