UK Conservatives, meet the DUP: extremist, creationist, sectarian

A good take on the DUP’s views on Science and other matters. Against that DUP is not monolithic and one can be sure that other MPs from other parties in all the UK have equally unacceptable views, both from left and right.

My caveat on this would be that we cannot conclude all DUP MPs hold these views and definitely not members or DUP votes who included Roman Catholics.

Primate's Progress

“Our MPs will be the kingmakers, playing a huge role” (R: Gregory Campbell MP, from whose victory speech those words are taken)

Overview: I am assuming as I write this that the Conservative Party will remain in power in the UK for the immediate future. As a matter of arithmetic, this will require the cooperation of the Democratic Unionist Party. All this may, however, change at any time.

Kingmakers.There is no doubt that this is how the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) see themselves. And there is no doubt that they aim to exploit this role to the full. Not by formal coalition, the trap  into which Nick Clegg so disastrously lead his party in 2010, but “confidence and supply”, which will leave them free to make new demands and to threaten to withdraw support at any time. I will not attempt to unravel the complex affairs of Northern Ireland…

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