DUP does not see Queen’s Speech as deadline

LONDON (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party does not see the Queen’s Speech on June 21 as a deadline in its talks on propping up Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government, the BBC quoted deputy leader Nigel Dodds as saying on Thursday.

“Nigel Dodds says he won’t commit to any deadline and talks will continue until DUP and Conservatives get right deal,” BBC Northern Ireland correspondent Mark Davenport said in a tweet.

The date of the Queen’s Speech was not relevant to the talks, Dodds was quoted as saying.

May’s party said earlier on Thursday the Queen’s Speech would be held on June 21, signalling the launch of its programme for government.

 

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; editing by Kate Holton)

 

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