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Tory Decision On Shadow Cabinet

10 November, 2003


Lagan Valley Sinn Féin Representative Paul Butler has said that the decision of the British Conservative Party to abandon the position of NI spokesperson in their Shadow Cabinet was 'a recognition of the reality of post Good Friday Agreement politics'.

Cllr. Butler said:

" Today's decision by the British Conservative Party to abandon the position of NI spokesperson in their Shadow cabinet is a recognition of the reality of post Good Friday Agreement politics. It shows the journey the Tories have been forced to travel since their former leader Thatcher declared the Six Counties 'as British as Finchley'.

" Increasingly British politicians are coming to the realisation that they should become persuaders for Irish Unity. The main parties should now move to this position as a matter of policy." ENDS

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