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DUP 'prepared to talk to Labour or Tories'


If the Tories fail to secure a coalition deal with the Liberal Democrats, could they turn to the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland?

The DUP now hold eight seats in Westminster but the Conservatives had an electoral pact with their rivals the Ulster Unionist Party, rebranded as "Ulster Conservatives and Unionists - New Force", who failed to win any seats.

Ireland correspondent Mark Simpson outlines the relationship between the parties.

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