British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Sterling held near five-month highs of around $1.28 against the US dollar on Friday morning, down from Thursday’s surge of $1.298 following an announcement that the UK and EU had secured a Brexit deal. However, the government now faces the challenge of a parliamentary vote on Saturday. A “very confident” Boris Johnson may struggle to gain the support he needs after the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) refused to endorse the deal on Thursday.
Today they urged Tory MPs to vote against the deal, claiming the consensus is not in the best interests of Northern Ireland and ‘tramples all over the Good Friday Agreement’.
Speaking to BBC Radio Ulster, DUP Brexit spokesman, Sammy