The DUP has not stinted on sending manpower, which one of their number suggests is because they feel that Sinn Fein is recognising the Unionist bottom line. Given the need to bring along the party’s wide coalition of interests, it makes sense for them to have as many individuals in close as possible to any potential deal.
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