Katie Hopkins: NHS shouldn’t pay for IVF for gay couples
Katie Hopkins has claimed that gay and lesbian couples shouldn’t be allowed fertility treatment on on the NHS – and described diversity officers as “lunatics”.
The controversy-monger made the comments in a column for the Sun, in which she defended the right of the UK Independence Party’s LGBT group to march at Pride in London.
She wrote: “What I do care about is when a community that preaches inclusivity and tolerance is suddenly exceptionally intolerant of anyone with an opposing view.
“Those putting pressure on Pride in London to make this decision are exactly the type of people who make gross assumptions about me because I do not have the beauty pageant answer for everything.
“No I don’t think the NHS should pay for IVF for gay couples. Yes, all diversity officers are lunatics.
“But do I cheerlead you every step of the way to be who you want to do and sod what other people say (including myself)? Yes I chuffing do.”
Curiously, the columnist didn’t mention her own links to UKIP, as part of former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire’s now-defunct ‘We Demand a Referendum’ party.
Hopkins previously rejected claims that she “gatecrashed” the British LGBT Awards – sharing her VIP invitation after organisers claimed that she wasn’t invited.
Organisers Square Peg Media had denied that Hopkins was invited after she caused controversy at the event – but the columnist shared a copy of her invitation, which even came with free transport to and from the event.