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DUP 'will vote against government budget if Brexit red lines breached' - report

The DUP is prepared to vote against Theresa May's Conservative Government on the budget should their red line on Brexit be breached, Sky News has reported.

Should the budget not pass a Commons vote it could trigger a confidence motion in the Prime Minister putting her future leadership into question.

The DUP has constantly stated there can be no border in the Irish Sea and Northern Ireland must leave the EU on the same terms as the UK.

An announcement on what a possible deal could look like on the Irish border issue could be made as soon as Monday.

Senior sources within the party told Sky News if Mrs May's breached their "blood red line" they would not vote for the budget on October 29.

A DUP source told Sky News: "It is unacceptable that we would be treated differently to the rest of the UK.

"We will not be bounced into anything.

"If Theresa May doesn't take our concerns on board, she may not be the leader to take us through Brexit."

The DUP has a confidence and supply deal with the Conservative minority in order to help it see through votes in the Commons.

Speaking earlier on Sky News DUP MP Sammy Wilson said he believed there was no way forward in the Brexit negotiations "unless the Prime Minister is prepared to kick back at this late stage on the belligerent demands we have had from the EU on Northern Ireland.

"There has been no sign of that so far.

"She weakly rolled over in December last year on the demands for an Irish backstop. She has not resisted the unreasonable calls for Northern Ireland to be treated differently in terms of regulation, in terms of participation and future trade agreements.

"If she is not prepared to do that then you do have - and Ken Clarke talked about acting in the national interest - then in the national interest she has to say to them 'you are not getting a withdrawal agreement because I can not accept the break up of the United Kingdom'."

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