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Northern Ireland's DUP say they will use every strategy to seek changes to Brexit deal

FILE PHOTO: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson MP speaks to media after the DUP annual party conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party will use every strategy available to try and get changes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, its Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said on Saturday.

Lawmakers are due to vote on Saturday on a proposal to withhold support for Johnson’s Brexit deal until formal ratification legislation has passed.

The vote is expected to be very close and the DUP, who oppose the Brexit deal, have not said if they will back the amendment.

Asked by a lawmaker in parliament how the DUP would vote on the proposal, Wilson said: “All I can say is this: we would be failing in our duty if we do not use every strategy which is available to try and get guarantees, changes and alterations which will safeguard the interests of the United Kingdom, the interests of constituents and the interests that we represent.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Costas Pitas