Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore has blasted Theresa May following the Conservative and D.U.P deal struck on Monday. The deal, which guarantees Theresa May support in the House of Commons in exchange for more money for Northern Ireland. Chris Elmore, the Labour MP for Ogmore, said: “This deal will cost the tax payer £1.5 billion. That’s £15 per UK tax payer, for a political party that most had no option to vote for! The Tories appear to have found their money tree to cling on to power, but when funding the NHS, or increasing our police forces – there’s not a penny to be found.” The deal means that Wales loses another £1.4billion in public money as the Barnet formula will be forgotten for the deal. The move has come under fierce criticism from all over the political spectrum with First Minister Carwyn Jones say the move was “an outrageous straight bung.”
The deal would apply for five years but would be reviews at the end of the current session in two years’ time.