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This government will take any short cut it thinks it can get away with

After the threat of legal action, MPs will now have a vote on the DUP deal—but we must remain watchful. This government likes to flout democratic norms

By Gina Miller  

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When Theresa May announced she had successfully concluded her deal with the DUP, everyone breathed a hefty sigh of relief—that is to say, everyone on the Conservative and DUP benches did.  May had secured herself a working majority in the Commons, and the DUP had got themselves an unexpected seat at the top table. Everyone was very happy.

Fast forward two months and, suddenly, that chorus of mutual back slapping and celebration has disappeared as quickly as the sunshine on a cloudy autumnal day.

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