DUP may vote against budget if Theresa May gives away too much in Brussels

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Northern Irish party could undermine prime minister’s position if Brexit demands not taken seriously

The DUP has stepped up the pressure on Theresa May over its demands for Brexit, by briefing that it could vote against this month’s budget if the prime minister breaches the party’s red lines on the issue at next week’s EU summit.

The threat – which could in theory topple May, or even bring down the government – has not been made publicly, but was briefed to the BBC and Sky News by sources in the Northern Irish party.

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