Well, that's cosy then, the minority Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party DUP have finally made a firm Deal three weeks after it was first announced. This means on crucial issues like the Budget, the Queens Speech, votes of no-confidence, and any issues that directly affect the Government's ability to pass vital legislation, they will be behind them 100% - all for the bargain price of £1 Billion over two years. Meaning, of course, the Tory Party has now a majority of 13 - oops unlucky for some - in the house, which may keep Mrs May's own leaky ship afloat just a little longer.

Only one thing though, not everyone is happy, and certainly not the leaders of the devolved parliaments around the UK.

Northern Ireland

There is currently no form of government in Northern Ireland, as neither Sinn Fein nor the DUP can agree on a way forward ending an impasse between the ruling parties that has gone on far too long. One can only wonder what the long-term outcome will be, considering Gerry Adams has said in one breath that the deal breaks the impartiality of the Good Friday agreement, and in another, that he would welcome any extra funds brought into the province, tantamount to 4% extra to the coffers. A ruse that one is sure that Mrs Foster will use when negotiations begin again to restore rule back to Stormont, a situation that has been following a very rocky road since Sinn Fein pulled out of government in January this year.

Behind the scenes, at

Behind the scenes, at Westminster, one can detect a certain smugness as this has been a very political decision and certainly a deal that only needed the rough edges smoothed off. In the end, the DUP would do anything to keep Jeremy Corbyn from power, considering his strong links in the past with the Republicans.


Of course, you could hear Nicola Sturgeon bleating like a lost lamb before the ink was dry on the paper. She immediately complained that the deal was "grubby," and unfair to Scotland as NI would now take precedence over the outlines of the agreement set down in the Barnett Formula. She, of course, forgot that as she complained the biggest naval vessel ever built in the UK was being launched at Rothsay before its sea trials.

A privilege, and money that Scotland would never have seen if it had declared independence. The Welsh Assembly is currently too busy with the lambing season to comment.

So, in three weeks, never mind all the other dramas about, we have gone from political limbo, to well, political limbo. Knives are being sharpened, straws are being drawn and without a doubt, within days we will be deep in the midst of some other crisis that is still on the horizon.