Theresa May

DUP- Conservative deal signing looks like a gay wedding where neither set of parents approve

Originally posted to Facebook.

re the Tory-DUP agreement: I’m just going to be really honest and say I have absolutely no idea what the politics of our country is going to look like for the next six months.

The Government has literally sold out the nations and thrown a billion pounds at Northern Ireland in order to buy the votes of a particular party and there’s so many ways that could get pulled apart – but at the end of the day they have the votes to remain the Government.

But the agreement could be reviewed at any time by either party and the DUP have demonstrated how good they are at extracting goodies from a Prime Minister over a barrel.

But the DUP hate Labour and don’t want Jeremy Corbyn in power because he’s sympathetic to Sinn Fein.

But there’s several people planning legal challenges to the agreemnt on the basis that it invalidates the neutrality of the British Government set out in the Good Friday Agreement.

But the DUP are currently caught up in a corruption scandal over which Sinn Fein demanded the resignation of Arlene Foster which is why the devolved government was dissolved in the first place and it’s entirely plausible that they won’t form a government this week and James Brokenshire will have to call new elections, and who knows how the Northern Irish electorate will respond to this.

But he might not and impose Direct Rule from Westminster – a rule which is currently being propped up by the DUP.

But maybe all of this is irrelevant and they’ll just form a Government and we’re stuck with a Tory government clinging to power by its fingertips.

Will Theresa May be removed from power?

Will the Tories be able to pass *any* legislation not related to Brexit or counter-terrorism?

How are they going to pass any legislation *related* to Brexit when her own party has enough hardcore Remainers/Brexiters to render irrelevant the votes of the DUP if they decide to rebel?

And what are they going to do even if they do survive into 2018 and they lose enough by-elections through normal attrition that even with the DUP the Government no longer has a majority?

Like seriously, none of this has any precedent and I have no idea how this is going to go down.

Remember when people used to complain about how all the parties were the same and nothing ever changed? How do you think they like it now?

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Dear Ms. May,

I am writing to you with great concern regarding the pending deportation of Brenda Namigadde this week. Brenda came here in 2003 fleeing persecution as a lesbian. Even setting aside the horrors of a system that has left her in legal limbo for no less than eight years, it seems hard to believe that very system has also apparently deemed her not a lesbian. Given that Brenda fled to the UK in the first place as she faced threats on her life because she was living with her female partner, Janet Hoffman, I can only wonder by what criteria the immigration service deemed someone gay at all.

However, regardless of these questions, which go well beyond the specifics of an individual case, the fact remains that of Brenda Namigadde is deported to Uganda, she will be arrested, tortured, and killed. Whether she is in fact lesbian or not, though all evidence before everyone but the judge suggest that she is indeed gay, is absolutely irrelevant to this case: the Ugandan government clearly believe that she is a lesbian, and will duly persecute her as they persecute all homosexuals. David Bahati, a Ugandan MP, has already called for her to “repent or reform”, saying that “Brenda is welcome in Uganda if she will abandon or repent her behaviour. Here in Uganda, homosexuality is not a human right. It is behaviour that is learned and it can be unlearned. We wouldn’t want Brenda to be painting a wrong picture of Uganda, that we are harassing homosexuals.” Mr. Bahati is also responsible for trying to introduce a law that would sentence people found guilty of gay sex with life imprisonment. Only international pressure has commuted his original attempt to introduce the death penalty.

With this background then, it seems unfathomable that as a nation we can be knowingly sending a woman back to her certain death because of ideological views on immigration. Economic migration is a matter of fair debate, but when the Daily Mail holds sway over our policy-making over asylum seekers, we are playing with people’s lives for political expediency. As an LGBT person myself, I am horrified that the rights which I have the luxury of taking for granted, like the right to life, the right not to be tortured, the right to be out and proud, are to be denied to another simply because of the country she was born in.

As Home Secretary. you have the power to stop this from happening. I beg you to re-examine Brenda’s case and intervene so that she can have the right to life she is entitled to and we do not have blood on our hands.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah McCulloch

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