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DUP backs Parliament suspension as it eyes renewal of confidence and supply deal

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DUP backs Parliament suspension as it eyes renewal of confidence and supply deal

DUP backs Parliament suspension as it eyes renewal of confidence and supply deal

DUP leader Arlene Foster reacts to Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament.

Foster is keen to bring focus on Northern Ireland over the confidence and supply agreement.

She supports Boris Johnson's choice to suspend Parliament and instigate a Queen's Speech.


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