Ruth Davidson slammed for refusing to condemn abhorrent ‘Rape Clause’

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has come under fire from her political opponents after refusing to condemn the controversial ‘Rape Clause’.

During heated exchanges at First Minister’s Questions the MSP was criticised by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Labour leader Kezia Dugdale.

Cuts to welfare introduced by the Conservative Government limit child tax credits to two children.  Women giving birth to more than two children are denied additional payments unless they can prove they were raped.

Before becoming eligible for additional payments, women have to fill in an eight page form revealing details of the rape.  The form must then be signed by a third party.

Invited to condemn the policy, a defiant Ruth Davidson said: “If the first minister doesn’t like the two-child tax policy, she can change it.”

Describing the policy as “utterly abhorrent” Nicola Sturgeon said: “We have just seen in this chamber the true colours of Ruth Davidson and the Conservatives.

“Given the opportunity to stand up clearly and join others in this chamber and say the rape clause – a clause that forces a woman to prove she has been raped before claiming benefits for her child – is morally and in principle wrong, Ruth Davidson refuses to do so.

“That is utterly shameful.”

The SNP leader was joined by Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale who added: “This shameful and abhorrent policy must go. When people claim that Ruth Davidson is a different kind of Tory, we now know that is not the case.

“She is just as bad as all the other right wing Tories who want to force rape victims to fill out a form so they can get support from the government.”

Members of all Holyrood’s parties, with the exception of the Scottish Conservatives, joined women’s rights campaigners outside the Scottish Parliament in a show of solidarity.

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7 thoughts on “Ruth Davidson slammed for refusing to condemn abhorrent ‘Rape Clause’

  1. William Bryan

    How people with any moral or ethical code could ever vote for these people is beyond me. The tories have to be the lowest form of political life currently in existance in the Uk today.

  2. Big Jock

    She is a vile woman. We have seen that even before the Rape Clause. A minority party telling the first minister to sit down. Mundell trying to dictate terms to the 56. They are like a Monty Python sketch without the humour.

  3. Kerly

    Miss Davidson who are you to tell the elected First Minister and representative of our country to sit down

  4. Pete

    I hope she gets the GE result of no Tory seats in Scotland as they can’t get in on a list, you can’t be respected if you just plough on spouting your masters words.

  5. commonoldworkinchap

    An obvious sociopath ,this woman. A very dangerous woman if she ever had any power to
    affect peoples lives. Anyone who votes for this woman needs help, as she does.

  6. Ella

    Aggressive and bullying. Fellow bullies love her. She’s a nasty little Tory sociopath. Dangerous if she gets into power.

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