Following the Government victory in maintaining the cap on public sector pay, leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:
"This evening the DUP have stood alongside their Tory paymasters cheering at the fact that they have withheld more pay for our police, our firefighters, our nurses and our teachers. Shame on them
"After Theresa May's disastrous missteps this shows nature of the government we have been left with.
"This U-turn on a U-turn will stick in the throat of million of hard working public servants, many of whom recently ran towards danger, be it Manchester, Grenfell or London Bridge. These people go above and beyond and yet the Government snubs them."