She presents herself very well and she is – you know – her appearance is always very ‘the same’. You never see her without her hair [looking] perfect.” Brexit The DUP was the only party in the Stormont power executive to campaign for leave.
However the party want to avoid a hard border with Ireland and has spoken against a “hard Brexit”.
We’ve had lots of explosions in Northern Ireland and I’ve never seen anything come out of that that was good,” he told the .
Sexism Ms Foster was embroiled in a sexism scandal when she described Sinn Fein’s leader in Northern ireland, Michelle O’Neil, as “blonde.” “I don’t want to be sexist because I can’t...” she told the “Michelle is very attractive.
DUP politician Edwin Poots has expressed his views that the planet is a “young earth” created just 4,000 years ago.
“You’re telling me that cosmic balls of dust gathered and there was an explosion.
Here are some of the most controversial positions held by the party: LGBT rights Ian Paisley Jr, son of the party’s founder Ian Paisley, has previously called homosexuality “immoral, offensive and obnoxious” and said he was “repulsed” by gays and lesbians.
The party once championed a campaign called “Save Ulster from Sodomy”.
Ms Foster last year vowed to prevent terminations being made available in Northern Ireland.
Former DUP health minister Jim Wells told a South Down hustings in 2015: “The gay lobby is insatiable, they don’t know when enough is enough.” He also said children who were raised in a homosexual relationship were more likely to be abused or neglected. DUP politician Trevor Clarke last year said he thought only gay people could contract AIDS or HIV, but has since admitted he "did not understand the stigma attached to it" and has campaigned for greater awareness and prevention.
Gay marriage The party staunchly opposes same-sex marriage, believing in what they call the “traditional” definition of the union, and has vetoed several attempts to pass new legislation.
According to Sheila Green, a professor in childhood research, there has been a major increase in consensual sex between under 17s (the legal age of consent is 17).
The law is not acting as a deterrent against teenage sex and is unjustly prosecuting a tiny proportion of the many young men that engage in consensual sex with their peers.