Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim

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"I asked for a categoric assurance that if any deal was done with the DUP there would be absolutely no rescinding of LGBTI rights in the rest of the United Kingdom, and that we would try to use any influence that we had to advance LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland".

The Scots Tory leader today ruled out any prospect of running for Westminster and challenging for the United Kingdom leadership, insisting she is "100%" behind Mrs May.

The DUP, who are based in Northern Ireland, take a conservative view of gay marriage and abortion.

Former DUP minister Jim Wells' infamous quote "Peter will not marry Paul in Northern Ireland" was seized upon by many online, as thousands googled background information.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has rejected reports that she is planning to form a breakaway centre-right party in Scotland.

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

Davidson said on Friday she believed Britain must seek "the freest trade possible" with the European Union and seek an "open Brexit, not a closed one, which puts our country's economic growth first".

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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".

Davidson issued a strong rejection of the suggestion on social media.

A spokesman said he is discussing with the DUP "how best they can provide support" to Theresa May's Government, Downing Street said.

It is thought Mrs May will seek some kind of informal arrangement with the DUP that could see it "lend" its support to the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis, known as "confidence and supply".

She added: "The prime minister has already made it clear that it is not going to be a formal coalition, so let's see how the future days go ahead".

The Daily Telegraph reported that a strengthened Ms Davidson now wanted to "tear her Scottish party away from English control" after tensions during the campaign, and that her aides were working on a deal to set up a separate organisation in Scotland, albeit with a close relationship with the English party.

"Folk might remember I fought a leadership campaign on the other side of that particular argument", she said. Scottish Labour and the Liberal Democrats returned seven and four MPs respectively, with the SNP winning 35 - a drop of 21 from the 56 the party won two years ago.

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