Responding to the UUP proposals on Haass published this morning, Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly said that the proposals were ‘fantasy politics driven by electoral concerns rather than any desire to deal with the outstanding issues’.
Mr Kelly said:
“The proposals published today by the UUP include a march at Drumcree, the investigation of people who have been told no evidence exists against them and the dropping of investigations into offences where the PSNI have identified prosecutions can take place.
“Even by recent Mike Nesbitt and UUP standards these proposals are fantasy politics. Does he seriously think that they provide a basis for dealing with the outstanding Haass issues? Does he seriously think that anybody will take them seriously as a basis for moving forward?
“This is a list of unionist demands and entirely ignores the concerns and positions of nationalists and republicans.
“I suspect Mr Nesbitt knows very well that these proposals are not realistic proposals and are more about the upcoming election campaign than any sensible desire to deal with the past, parades or issues of cultural equality.”