Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party

Sinn Féin hits out at DUP's 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

Conservative MPs "will not rock the boat" once an agreement is reached with the Democratic Unionists to form a new government, the former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble has predicted.

We could face years of stalling and stonewalling before the majority of people in Northern Ireland can get the changes they desire.

The PM told the backbench 1922 Committee on Monday a deal with the DUP would not affect power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland or LGBT rights.

McCausland stressed that the DUP was very different from the Conservatives, and would advocate against some of the latter's key election policies in its negotiations.

Trimble's comments come as the DUP's leader, Arlene Foster, prepares to fly to London before Tuesday's meeting with the prime minister, Theresa May, at Downing Street.

"We have worked as a party with the DUP before and those are productive talks".

There would be very serious consequences if there was any suggestion of a back-room deal with the DUP, said SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

Popular Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay, told the BBC she had asked Mrs May "for a categoric assurance" that, if any deal were to be sealed with the DUP, there would be "absolutely no rescission" of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the rest of Britain.

Northern Ireland's power-sharing administration, created under a 1998 Good Friday Agreement peace deal, collapsed in January and talks have been going on since a regional election in March to restore it.

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When pressed on whether a gay person or a woman wanting an abortion would think of the DUP as compassionate, McCausland said: "Those are matters that are devolved to the Northern Ireland Assembly".

"That's certainly something I will emphasise in any contacts I have with Prime Minister May", he said.

"If that's not possible, the Labour Party stands ready to offer strong and stable leadership in the national interest".

A Downing Street source said the talks had been "constructive" but refused to put a timescale on when they would conclude.

The source said: "We are making a lot of progress, it's all being done in the spirit of cooperation, with a real focus on strengthening the union and providing stability at this time".

The former prime minister, who began work engaging with the IRA to end the Northern Ireland conflict, said the peace process was still "fragile" and cautioned the pact could mean the Government will no longer be seen as impartial.

Sinn Fein has said that if May makes concessions to the DUP that would disadvantage Irish nationalists, then a deal would be more hard to secure.

"I think there will be pressure for a softer Brexit", Mr Cameron added, saying that Parliament now "deserves a say" on the issue.

"There's no doubt that there is a new player on the stage", Mr Cameron said.

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