British Election Results Could Actually Make The Country More Traditionally Conservative

There may be a silver lining for small-c conservative voters following the shock results of the UK General Election. The Democrat Unionist Party (DUP) — who the Conservatives will seek a coalition government with — is far closer to conservative philosophy than Britain’s Tories have been for decades.

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Formed in 1971 by Dr. Rev. Ian Paisley, now deceased, the party grew out of the Protestant Unionist Party.

Built upon the resistance to Irish Republican terrorism and a pro-UK, unionist mindset, the DUP also represents staunchly social conservative values.

The DUP forms the largest bloc in the Northern Ireland Assembly and has a far stronger socially conservative records on matters such as same sex marriage and access to abortion.

 

Originally published by Breitbart.

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