Ruth Davidson: 'No plans for breakaway party'

Davidson, who gained 13 seats in Scotland for the conservative party, is an out-lesbian.

The Scottish Tory leader said she had asked for, and received, a "categoric assurance" from Mrs May that any arrangement between the Conservatives and the DUP would see "absolutely no rescission of LGBTI rights in the rest of the UK".

Her aides are said to be working on a deal that would see the Scottish party break away to form a separate organisation.

Many commentators focused on the DUP vetoing the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland in 2015, in opposition to the rest of the United Kingdom, and in stark contrast to this country which voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a referendum.

Ruth Davidson has dismissed a suggestion she will seek to break the Scottish Conservatives away from the United Kingdom party following a humiliating General Election result for Theresa May.

Speaking on the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme he gave the example of the Scottish fishing industry which is anxious about Brexit negotiations.

That put them ahead of Labour and closed the gap to the SNP - who had a bad night, losing 21 seats including their Westminster leader Angus Robertson and former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Ms Davidson said: "I was fairly straightforward with her and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than party".

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She started on No. 10 and birdied the first three holes, then birdied four of the last six holes of the day. Creamer, meanwhile, faded with a three-over 74 that left her in a group sharing seventh on 207.

They are opposed to LGBTI equality at large and have been holding up same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, although there is a majority for it.

In a short statement outside Downing Street after an audience with the Queen, Mrs May said she would join with her DUP "friends" to "get to work" on Brexit.

Ruth Davidson has given Sinn Fein- and Jeremy Corbyn- a stick with which to beat the fledgling Conservative-DUP partnership in its infancy period.

But Ms Davidson, who led the Scottish Tories to their best result since 1983, said that was "not enough" and demanded Ms Sturgeon immediately dump a plan she said had turned out to be "a massive political miscalculation".

Ms Davidson responded by tweeting: "Folk might remember I fought a leadership campaign on the other side of that particular argument".

The DUP are pro-union (not Europe but UK), pro-Brexit and socially conservative.

The Scottish Tory leader hopes to convince the DUP to allow same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland.

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