Analysis: Why the DUP’s origins in the Troubles and religious fundamentalism still matter
The Tory party is arranging a deal with the hard-right DUP which will give it significant power
TALKS ARE UNDER WAY to put together a deal between the Conservative party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), after the Tories failed to gain enough seats to form a majority in the General Election.
Many commentators have described the DUP as a ‘socially Conservative and unionist party’. Both these points are clearly true. But there is more to the DUP, a force that emerged from brutal conflict during the troubles.