Anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage and now kingmakers at the heart of government, the Democratic Unionists are poised to take a central role in UK politics, sparking anger and anxiety

It was just as well Theresa May secured her deal with the Democratic Unionist party on Saturday evening that puts her back in power inside 10 Downing Street. Because for the DUP even prime ministers in waiting have to hold on until the religiously devout Ulster party gets over the sabbath.

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