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Professor Tim Bale, The Tories' deal with the DUP papers over the cracks, but it can't work miracles

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Professor Tim Bale writes for The Telegraph about the coalitions between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party: “The ten parliamentary votes provided to Theresa May by the Democratic Unionist Party come at a pretty high price. Not only do they work out at a hundred million pounds apiece in extra spending; there’s also the reputational cost to the Conservatives of parting with cash the country supposedly doesn’t have in order to secure the backing of a party most British voters don’t much like the look of.”
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