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Legal challenge to confidence and supply arrangement

In June’s edition we featured an article on an anticipated legal challenge to the Conservative government’s parliamentary pact with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

 

The parliamentary deal sees the DUP’s 10 MPs supporting the Conservatives’ minority government in a series of key Westminister votes.  In exchange, the DUP has secured £1 billion pounds of new Treasury investment.

 

Ciaran McClean, a Green party activist, is bringing the judicial review.  He argues that the pact is in ‘direct violation’ of the Good Friday Agreement.  Also he believes that the pact breaches the Bribery Act 2010. 

 

Mr McClean has raised a substantial sum of money to bring the legal case through crowdfunding.  On 8th September the High Court notified both sides’ legal teams that, because of the urgency of the claim, the hearing will begin on 26th October.

 

Click here for The Guardian’s article.  

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