Brexiteer Boris Johnson Is Planning to Attend DUP Conference
(Bloomberg) -- Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will attend the Democratic Unionist Party’s conference this weekend, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Arch-Brexiteer Johnson is opposed to Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a position shared by the DUP, which helps keep the U.K. leader in power.
The party’s ten lawmakers say May’s accord with the European Union risks setting up barriers within the U.K., imperiling the union. On Monday in London, the party refused to vote for May’s Finance Bill, a warning shot to the government. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond may also attend the conference, according to the person, who asked not be identified as the matter is private.
The Impartial Reporter in Northern Ireland first reported Johnson and Hammond’s plans.
A DUP spokesman declined to comment.
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