This week the government successfully passed their legislative agenda in a tense Commons vote that was narrowly won by a margin of 323-309. The success came after Theresa May successfully hashed out a deal with Northern Ireland’s pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party on Monday.
The group, who’s ten MPs will be vital to the success of the British government over the course of this parliament, succeeded in getting Mrs May to abandon toxic Tory election pledges on pensions and Winter Fuel Allowance while securing an extra £1bn in funding for their constituents in Ulster.
The party have had less success at Stormont where talks between their representatives and politicians from Sinn Fein broke down. Power-sharing talks will continue into Monday despite a missed deadline, but expect the process to drag on.