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DUP to vote against Theresa May’s early holiday plan for MPs

Tories and Labour sources also indicate they will oppose plan

Theresa May is facing the possibility of another Commons defeat after attempting to bring forward MPs’ summer holidays in the middle of the latest Brexit political crisis with the DUP among many parties indicating they will vote against the move.

MPs are due to rise for the summer recess on July 24 but a motion tabled on Monday night would see the Commons rise on Thursday, with a vote pencilled in for Tuesday evening.

However, Labour is understood to have instructed its MPs to vote against the move and several pro-European Tories have already indicated they will oppose any attempt to cut short the term with so much work to do on Brexit.

A strong rebellion on the Conservative benches could lead to an embarrassing defeat for a Government currently assailed on all sides over its plans for leaving the European Union.

And the DUP's Sammy Wilson said his party will not vote for their measure. Saying there was little of importance on the agenda for the remaining days, he said they felt the move was not necessary.

The DUP prop up Theresa May's minority Conservative government after the two parties struck a confidence and supply deal last June.

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