The DUP has secured a 10 per cent increase in Northern Ireland's budget in return for propping up the Prime Minister.
The party has her, and the Conservatives, over a barrel.
An increasing number in Theresa May's party believe she should form a minority administration.
Corbyn's one-time leadership challenger tipped to take on the brief, against the backdrop of a Tory deal with the DUP.
The party won't attack social legislation and will use its position to prove unionism works.
The Unionist party has more scope to bully the Conservatives thanks to the 2011 law.
The UK government's potential confidence and supply arrangement could well suit Sinn Fein as well as it suits the DUP.
The unionists have no interest in reducing their own leverage over a doomed prime minister.
Deprived of the ability to influence and scrutinise Brexit in a parliament where the DUP pull the strings, pro-Europe parties will regret not reaching an agreement.
The polling looks decidedly ordinary, but there are several fascinating contests in store. Could Nigel Dodds be dethroned by Sinn Fein?
Most election coverage lumps them together as an awkward collective. But as the polls narrow, we need to look at the specifics.
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