Wales demands £1.7billion after Theresa May gives ‘bung’ to Northern Ireland in DUP deal : Express.

WALES and Scotland have reacted with fury to £1billion DUP deal with the Conservatives, ordering Theresa May to hand them the same payout.

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster agreed to prop up Theresa May’s minority Government this morning in exchange for the eye-watering sum.

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones, of the Labour Party, described the cash injection as “bung” which flew in the face of Government commitments to fair funding for the nations and regions.

Plaid Cymru said Wales should receive about £1.7 billion to match the cash being handed over in addition to devolved funds handed out under the Barnett formula.

The Welsh Government put the figure at £1.67 billion over the course of the Parliament.

Mr Jones said: “Today’s deal represents a straight bung to keep a weak Prime Minister and a faltering Government in office.

“This is a short-term fix which will have far-reaching and destabilising consequences.”

“Only last week, we were told that the priority was to ‘build a more united country, strengthening the social, economic and cultural bonds between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales’.

“This deal flies in the face of that commitment and further weakens the UK, and as currently drafted all but kills the idea of fair funding for the nations and regions.

“It is outrageous that the Prime Minister believes she can secure her own political future by throwing money at Northern Ireland whilst completely ignoring the rest of the UK.

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4 Comments

  1. And with the money tree being picked of it’s fruits to keep the DUP wrapped in the palms of the Conservatives. Scotland & Wales deserve a payment too. & while you’re at it Mrs May, A Billion for our failing NHS would do a treat.

    Well now. She did say that AUSTERITY IS OVER. Didn’t she. 😉

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  2. Is this the money that isn’t there to put into NHS, disabled benefits, schools, housing? ……the list is endless. A kick in the teeth for every individual that has felt any cuts under the Tories, that’ll be a lot then, and the ultimate betrayal.

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