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‘SDLP Leader should distance himself from MLAs offensive remarks’ – McAleer

23 November, 2017 - by Declan McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has called on SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood to distance himself from comments made by SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan in which he branded Sinn Féin criticism of the Tory-DUP budget as ‘bulls**t’ that makes him ‘want to vomit’.

Declan McAleer commented:

“This offensive and crass social media posting from Daniel McCrossan is just the latest outburst from a public representative who seems to have nothing to offer but vitriol and anger.

“Sinn Féin’s opposition to Tory-DUP cuts and our defence of equality and rights may be vomit-inducing for Daniel McCrossan but they are a very serious matter for us and the 224,000 people who gave us the mandate to do precisely that.

“If Daniel McCrossan believes the rights and entitlements of citizens should be abandoned, then he should also state which citizens he thinks should be discriminated against.

“Instead, he chooses to issue expletive-laden tweets. There is an onus on his party leader, Colum Eastwood, to distance himself from such offensive remarks.”

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