THERESA May has suffered fresh humiliation after Downing Street admitted blundering by claiming a deal had been struck with the DUP to keep her in power.
In an embarrassing error, a spokesman for Downing Street said the DUP had ‘agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week’.
A spokesman added: ‘We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond.
Downing Street has rowed back on claims that an official deal has been completed with the DUP.
A spokesman for Downing Street said the DUP Have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis’.
Many MPs claimed they weren’t prepared to compromise their views should a deal with the DUP go ahead.
A spokesman for the DUP Said the talks were in line with leader Arlene Foster’s ‘commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge’
But soon afterwards the DUP said discussions with the Tories would continue next week.
Downing Street was then forced to clarify its position, saying: ‘The Prime Minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week.
“We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond.
“As and when details are finalised both parties will put them forward.”