So, Sky News Australia thought Sinn Féin was a real-life human

Cheryl Sanders
June 19, 2017

Thousands of people have gathered in the United Kingdom capital on Saturday to demonstrate against Prime Minister Theresa May's intention to form a parliamentary coalition between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) following the United Kingdom snap general election and to protest over the lack of government response to the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

Also in Dublin for a meeting with Mr Varadkar, Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill voiced her optimism that a deal was "doable".

In a tweet which has unsurprisingly gone viral, a reporter for Sky News Australia confirmed that not only did they think Sinn Féin was an actual person, but that he was also a member of the DUP.

With the exception of one independent MP, the province has now only elected MPs from the more hardline parties, namely 10 from the Democratic Unionist Party (which are supporting the Conservative minority government) and seven from Sinn Fein.

"The talks are ongoing, they are very positive, they are constructive".

Almost a fifth of the UK's food and drink exports go to the Republic of Ireland and in March industry bodies from across the British food and drink sector wrote an open letter to various government departments calling for "frictionless" tariff-free trade with Ireland to continue post-Brexit.

May, however, expressed confidence about getting the speech passed, even if a deal is not reached with the DUP before the state opening of Parliament.

The government confirmed the speech setting out its priorities would take place next Wednesday.

The start of parliament has been delayed since last Thursday's election, a gamble May took to strengthen her hand in talks to leave the European Union but which has left her scrambling for a deal to keep her in power.

The British Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier will hold talks in Brussels.

So far she has balanced the two by having ministers from both wings in her top team or cabinet, and by carefully controlling any message on her approach to Brexit, fearful she could give away her hand to European Union negotiators.

He said: "In my lifetime we have seen off Section 28 and its equivalent in Scotland, equalised the age of consent, made civil partnerships a reality and then achieved marriage equality".

"And if that wasn't enough, calling an unnecessary general election purely for the self interest of the Conservative Party and having mucked that campaign up they are now putting the country in hock to the DUP".

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