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BREXIT LATEST: Tories and DUP AGREE on EU exit as new Government talks ‘progress’

In a statement, Ms Leadsom said: “The Government has agreed with Buckingham Palace that the State Opening of Parliament will take place on 21 June 2017.”

The announcement suggests the government could be confident of finalising a deal with the DUP. 

A senior Conservative source said dialogue with the DUP was “constant” and that the Northern Irish party supported the principles of the governing party on strengthening the union between Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, combatting terrorism and delivering Brexit.

Referring to the government’s legislative programme, the source said: “Talks with the DUP have been progressing well, and there is broad agreement on the principles of the Queen’s speech.

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