British Conservative goverment deal with homophobes

This video about Northern Ireland says about itself:

25 January 2009

A brief history of homophobia and the DUP.

From “Save Ulster from Sodomy” in the [19]70’s to the Iris Robinson debacle of 2008 (made before the sex/finance scandal [of Mrs Robinson] of 2010).

A big reason not to vote DUP in the forthcoming general elections!

Is this really the future of Northern Ireland? I hope not!

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Gay Tories hit out at May-DUP alliance

Tuesday 13th June 2017

THE first openly gay Tory Cabinet secretary called on the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) yesterday to “change its position” on LGBT issues.

Scottish Secretary David Mundell, who came out in January 2015, has said he does “not subscribe” to the Northern Irish party’s positions in this area, which include a ban on same-sex marriages.

Prime Minister Theresa May is due to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster today to finalise a deal to prop up her unstable minority government.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, who is engaged to a woman, has claimed that Ms May gave her “assurances” that working with the DUP would not damage LGBT rights “in the rest of the UK.”

So, apparently, for Ms May (and for Ms Davidson?) damaging LGBT rights in Northern Ireland is OK.

But when questioned about the DUP’s stance by Channel 4 News on Saturday, she walked out in the middle of the interview.

She attended a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street yesterday, but she said it was about Brexit and there had been no mention of LGBTI rights.

DUP man celebrated election with photo of terror group flag in Downing Street: here.

Theresa May’s new partners linked with recent HORRIFIC hammer attack on father-of-three: here.

18 thoughts on “British Conservative goverment deal with homophobes

  1. Tuesday 13th June 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

    POSTPONEMENT of the Queen’s Speech by up to a week might not seem of huge moment in the grand scheme of things, but it underlines Theresa May’s loss of authority.

    She is unable to stitch up a government programme because her Commons majority depends on the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which has a shopping list.

    Most worrying is the likely effect on Northern Ireland’s peace process of a Westminster government, supposedly neutral and even-handed, handling the current Stormont executive impasse while looking over its shoulder to see if the DUP plans to pull the rug from under its feet.

    Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson claims to have secured a commitment from May that equal marriage in Britain will not be threatened by any DUP deal, but there never was any tangible threat to this in Britain.

    The DUP doesn’t really care what happens this side of the water. This self-styled unionist party concentrates its concerns on the six counties.

    It will retain bigoted opposition to equal marriage and abortion rights, sharing its narrow-minded prejudices with the Catholic hierarchy.

    For all May’s reference to “friends and allies” in the DUP, there is no historic love between the Tories and the party founded by Ian Paisley to replace their allies in the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), previously known as the Official Unionist Party.

    The DUP has always combined unionism/anti-Republicanism with concerns for public spending, welfare and working-class living standards, in contrast to the orthodox Tories of the UUP.

    May’s new Northern Ireland friends set out to crush the UUP, successfully, by plastering unionist areas with posters proclaiming: “I want an MP who answers to us — not to the Tories. I’m voting DUP.”

    Unite general secretary Len McCluskey pointed out that many members of his union — the biggest in the six counties — would be DUP voters and suggested that there might well be some “interesting discussions” before May was able to finalise a pact with the putatively anti-Tory DUP.

    DUP leader Arlene Foster will have difficulty in approving a “supply and confidence” agreement with May if it restates the Tories’ capitalist austerity agenda, taking in attacks on pensioners that found their way into the Tory ragbag of a general election manifesto.

    The DUP is committed to leaving the EU, but given that Labour has decided correctly that last June’s referendum result must be respected, it’s hard to see what Foster could add in Parliament.

    There was little enough in the Tory manifesto in any case and it was both uncosted and lacking detail.

    Even during the election campaign May had to resort to waffle about examining various proposals, including the dementia tax, and providing details after she was in office — classic pig-in-a-poke skulduggery.

    It strains belief that her government will try to get away with imposing austerity on England, Wales and Scotland, with DUP support, while excusing Northern Ireland, but cutting public expenditure remains the goal of the Tories’ paymasters in the City of London.

    All opposition parties should set themselves the target of defeating May’s policies outlined in the Queen’s Speech, which should open the way to Jeremy Corbyn to propose Labour’s anti-austerity programme as an alternative.

    The Tories are in disarray and their Institute of Directors and Confederation of British Industry business allies are against new polls, which makes a strong argument for a general election to be held as early as possible.


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