DUP leader Arlene Foster is too busy to meet Theresa May in London today to discuss the Brexit border standoff in an unbelievable show of disrespect.
Yesterday the unionist party scuppered an imminent deal between Theresa May, Dublin and the EU, which would have allowed Brexit talks to progress to trade.
And today the Northern Irish party, who represent 0.6 per cent of the seats in Parliament, said they had no plans for a meeting between the two leaders of the parties.
They said any agreement between the DUP and Mrs May, who yesterday proposed aligning Northern Ireland with the Republic rather than the rest of the UK, was “far away”.
A DUP source said today it would not be “productive” for Arlene Foster to travel to the London today.
They told the Telegraph the DUP did not “think it would be productive for Arlene to be there today”.
They said: “Arlene will come in when they are close to agreeing something. There is such a level of work to be done at the moment – it is not at a stage where Arlene would be involved as leader.”
And they confirmed the DUP had not seen the text of the proposals before Mrs May sent them to Dublin and Brussels for approval.
Instead Nigel Dodds, the DUP's Westminster leader will meet with the Government's chief whip to try and secure a deal on Brexit terms.