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Theresa May’s Brexit deal will not return to the Commons this week unless it has support from the DUP and Tory MPs, the chancellor says, according to the BBC.

  • The BBC say that the PM’s plan is expected to be voted on for a third time in the coming days.
  • But Philip Hammond told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that it would only be put to MPs if “enough of our colleagues and the DUP are prepared to support it”.
  • He did not rule out a financial settlement for Northern Ireland if the DUP backed the deal.
  • The party, which has 10 MPs in the Commons, negotiated £1bn in spending for Northern Ireland as part of a confidence and supply agreement with the Tories – giving the government a working majority.
  • Mr Hammond said they did not have the numbers “yet” to secure Mrs May’s deal, adding: “It is a work in progress”.

More here:  Brexit: No new vote on May’s deal without DUP support – Chancellor – BBC