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DUP no longer able to say what they want

4 November, 2008 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

Sinn Fein chief whip and North Belfast MLA Carál Ní Chuilín , has stated that the days of the DUP stating what they want regardless of any substantiation is over. Speaking after Nelson McCausland was expelled from the Assembly chamber today Ms Ní Chuilín said:

"Sinn Fein raised our objections over Nelson McCauslands remarks with the Speaker of the House and he has clearly seen that Mr McCausland was well out of order by asking him to withdraw his remarks. When Mr McCausland refused he was, quite rightly, ejected from the chamber.

"The DUP clearly still believe that they can be as disrespectful and prejudiced as they wish to people who don't share a DUP world view. The clapping by other members of the DUP as Nelson McCausland left the chamber, alongside this weeks statement by Ian Paisley Jnr saying Martina Anderson should be tasered, are clear examples of how the DUP think both openly and privately.

"The DUP must realise that the days of them saying what they want with no regard for the repercussions are gone. They cannot, nor will not treat Sinn Féin, or anybody else for that matter, with the animosity and disrespect that has been visibly evident over the past few days." CRÍOCH

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