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3/16, 10:29 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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DUP denies taking cash to accept Brexit deal

The Democratic Unionist Party denied that it accepted cash in return for voting for British Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement, media reported on Saturday.

Commenting on the allegations, which arose after the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attended the meeting between the party and the government on Friday, a spokesman said that the two sides were in discussions over the issue of the Irish backstop but that "contrary to some reports, we are not discussing cash." The spokesman noted that there were still issues that had to be addressed in the discussions.

In addition, the Spectator magazine reported that there was a "better than 50:50 chance" that the DUP would support the government in the third meaningful vote. The Northern Irish party previously voted against May's withdrawal agreement in the first two meaningful votes as a result of their concerns regarding the Irish backstop provision.

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