DUP make mere idle threats to Tories

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

As selected members of the Democratic Unionist Party posture at the wailing wall of Brexit, threatening the demise of the Tory Party, has it ever occurred to them that despite their unprincipled Confidence and Supply deal with Teresa May’s government their idle threats will be stymied by the 2011 Fixed Term Parliament Act which protects minority governments from dislodgement and overthrow.

Parliaments must now run their five year term unless the House of Commons votes to dissolve them by a two thirds majority or the government loses two votes of confidence in succession.

In view of this will those pontificating DUP members cease with their idle threats and channel their efforts to restoring a credible form of government to this part of the United Kingdom they keep wittering on about?

If we the electorate had one stark fact brought to our attention since the recent Brexit meetings in Brussels it is that we are represented by a duopoly, Sinn Fein and the DUP, who suffer from a singular lack of statesmanship.

Wilson Burgess, Londonderry