Northern Ireland’s DUP will not support a Corbyn-led federal government

Northern Ireland’s DUP will not support a Corbyn-led federal government

FILE IMAGE: Leader of the DUP Arlene Foster MLA speaks at the Democratic Unionist Celebration (DUP) yearly conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland October 26,2019 REUTERS/Lorraine O’Sullivan

BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party will not consider supporting a government led by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, as it would be “hugely destructive” to the UK, DUP leader Arlene Foster stated on Tuesday.

The DUP has actually long been hostile to Corbyn because of his compassion with Irish nationalists Sinn Fein and their objective of cutting Northern Ireland’s ties with London and joining a united Irish state.

However Labour and the DUP are unified in their opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s EU withdrawal arrangement and if the DUP retain their 10 seats in British parliamentary elections on Dec. 12, they might be vital in the development of the next British federal government.

” We are extremely clear that we will not be supporting a Jeremy Corbyn-led labour celebration in a government, due to the fact that our company believe Jeremy Corbyn would … be extremely detrimental to the joined Kingdom in regards to the separate of the united kingdom,” DUP leader Arlene Foster told reporters in Belfast.

” There are many, lots of factors why could not in all conscience assistance a Jeremy Corbyn-led administration,” she stated.

Reporting by Amanda Ferguson; Composing by Conor Humphries; Modifying by Giles Elgood

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