Back in April, Theresa May called a snap erection w/ the expectation of growing the Tory majority in parliament from 17 to 100– and thus strengthening her hand heading into Brexit negotiations.
The gamble backfired. The Tories lost a net 13 seats and their majority.
w/ Labour and SNP out of the question, Theresa gave ~£1.5 billion to DUP in exchange for their support– despite having previously lectured struggling nurses that there was no “magic money tree”:
There is no magic money tree, say the Tories: unless it’s to bribe extremists to keep them in power…the cost of the Tories’ calamitous failure will be significantly more than £1bn, of course. As Nick Macpherson – a former Treasury official, puts it – this is just a “downpayment. DUP will back for more … again and again.”
But on the bright side, at least the DUP hates gays…