Theresa May's Brexit deal could break up the United Kingdom: Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party

Prime Minister Theresa May's government said it had agreed on a draft text of the Brexit agreement with Brussels to be presented to senior ministers on Wednesday (Nov 14).
Prime Minister Theresa May's government said it had agreed on a draft text of the Brexit agreement with Brussels to be presented to senior ministers on Wednesday (Nov 14).PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal has the potential to break up the United Kingdom because it will treat Northern Ireland differently, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson told BBC Radio on Wednesday (Nov 14).

One of 10 lawmakers who props up Mrs May's government, Mr Donaldson added that he would not fear a new national election if a vote against Mrs May's Brexit deal in Parliament forces the country into another general vote.

"From what we have seen and heard we do not believe this deal is the best deal," Mr Donaldson said.

"This deal has the potential to lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom and that is not something we can support."