A legal challenge mounted against the DUP-Tory deal has failed as of 26 October. The challenge was brought by Ciaran McClean of the Green party. He argued that the pact breached the Anti Bribery Act 2010, on the grounds that the conservative government pledged money in return for the DUP’s support.
The deal, made in July, involves Northern Ireland receiving £1bn in exchange for the DUP’s support of Theresa May’s government. The deal has been subject to much controversy, and was called “shabby and reckless” by the Labour party.
The case was dismissed as “not properly arguable” in a court of law by Lord Justice Sales.