Ruth Davidson to go back to Theresa May over LGBT promise for Northern Ireland SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rREdMMfZT4 : The friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee say they feel “worthless” after the government’s Northern Ireland Office spends just £318 on LGBT rights.
Two years ago Prime Minister Theresa May gave Ruth Davidson a promise. The UK government would use its influence to advance LGBT rights in Northern Ireland – despite considering Gay Marriage and Abortion to be devolved issues.
That promise helped secure Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson’s decision to back Theresa May’s £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionists, who are staunch opponents of gay marriage and abortion.
The DUP had vetoed marriage equality before the executive at Stormont had collapsed.
Now, a Freedom of Information request by Channel 4 News reveals that the government’s Northern Ireland Office has so far spent just £318 on advancing LGBT right – paying for rainbow-coloured lanyards.