Who is Arlene Foster?


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Who is Arlene Foster, the leader of the DUP?

Arlene Foster is the leader of the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) and was first minister of Northern Ireland in 2016-7. She became leader of the party in 2015, but has been a controversial figure because of her role in the "cash for ash" scandal in which businesses were overpaid for using green energy schemes - something which cost the public £500m. It was for this that Sinn Fein under the late Martin McGuinness refused to work with her, meaning that elections were called.

What is the 1922 Committee and why is it called that?

What is the Conservative party's 1922 committee, and how did it get its name?

What are rules for Tory leadership contests?

How does the Conservative party leadership election work, and what is the role of the 1922 committee?

What is a vassal state?

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg warn that the UK would become a 'vassal state' under the Brexit deal supported by Theresa May.

What did John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

What did former tennis player John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

Why is Salvador Dali being exhumed?

Why are they digging up artist Salvador Dali's body?

What happened with the BBC News at Ten going off air?

What made the BBC News at Ten crash?

Why is Ed Miliband doing a radio show?

Why is the former Labour leader sitting in for Jeremy Vine?

Why is Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?

Why is three-times Oscar winner actor Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?