10 Jun 2017

Conservatives begin talks with DUP over alliance

Home Affairs Correspondent

The government Chief Whip Gavin Williamson has been in Belfast for talks with the Democratic Unionist Party. The DUP has been at the centre of attention since winning 10 of Northern Ireland’s 18 seats and finding itself the party of choice to help the Conservatives. Many are questioning what any such alliance could mean given the DUP’s socially conservative views on sexuality and abortion. Others have said they’re pragmatic and used to working with those on opposing sides.