Big Ben Moving to Belfast? Who has the power in a negotiation?
As the Conservatives negotiate with the DUP to gain their support in order to govern, this provides a great example of when it is not the largest player who has the power. Because the Conservatives need the DUP more than the DUP need the Conservatives, they could demand that Teresa May move Big Ben to Belfast and she would probably have to do it. In short, the DUP have all the power. Please consider this when next in negotiation with a big company.