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'SDLP should state whose rights they’ll abandon’ - Murphy

31 October, 2017 - by Conor Murphy



Sinn Féin negotiator Conor Murphy has challenged the SDLP to state whose rights they would abandon in return for a deal with the DUP.

Speaking from Stormont, the Newry/Armagh MLA commented: “The talks are continuing and we are still in there trying to get the DUP to accept the rights enjoyed by citizens everywhere else on these islands.

“I’m not going to make any comment on those discussions because it would not be helpful at this stage.

“But I do want to take issue with those parties, including the SDLP, who are continually attacking Sinn Féin and who now demand a deal at any price.  They should set out what they mean.
Whose rights do they want to abandon?  Families waiting for inquests for 45 years?  The LGBT community?  Those of us who demand recognition and acceptance of Irish cultural identity?

“Sinn Féin is committed to securing rights for all of society and not just for one section of citizens.”

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