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Sinn Féin will challenge DUP Agenda

22 November, 2003

Speaking today from the canvas trail in his West Belfast constituency Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that claims by the SDLP that they are the party to stop the DUP agenda are 'simply laughable'.

Mr. Adams said:

"The SDLP have been claiming that they are the only party to stop the DUP agenda. These claims are simply laughable when placed against the reality.

"For years on the Local Councils the SDLP accepted inequality, second class citizenship and discrimination. However, the face of local councils were changed forever with the arrival of Sinn Féin into the council chambers. The DUP know this, they are frightened of the Sinn Féin agenda for change. You only have to read their election material and listen to their leadership to see that.

"It is Sinn Féin who have a long standing record of effective representation and a long standing record of challenging the DUP agenda. Sinn Féin is the party best placed to rise to the challenge presented to the Good Friday Agreement by the DUP and the other rejectionists." ENDS

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