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'DUP don't need Labour talks' says Wilson

Sammy Wilson
Sammy Wilson

By Staff Reporter

DUP MP Sammy Wilson said that the party was not in talks with Labour over a potential no-confidence vote in the House of Commons.

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party is reportedly considering a motion of no confidence in the House of Commons, which could ultimately force a general election.

But Mr Wilson told BBC Radio 5 Live's Emma Barnett: "We don't need to be in talks with Labour.

"We have made it quite clear that if the Prime Minister continues to pursue the policy and gets the ability to implement that policy, then we will vote against the Government in a vote of no confidence.

"However she has got to get over the first hurdle, and that is to get this agreement accepted by Parliament.

"I don't believe she is ever going to get over that hurdle."

Mr Wilson said he did not expect progress on Mrs May's Withdrawal Agreement before the end of the year.

"I don't think it's likely at all, because I suspect she's not even going to bring the deal back before Christmas, so she'll not be able to progress on this deal," he said.

The Labour Party will put forward a motion of no confidence in Theresa May's government when it looks likely to succeed, the party said.

Labour also told reporters that it was clear Mrs May would not be able to achieve any substantial change to the divorce deal she has agreed with the European Union and he was confident it would fail to win the full support of Parliament.

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