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Disgust at Nigel Dodds comments regarding McAnespie announcement

27 July, 2009

Sinn Féin MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew has rounded on comments made by DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds on the media this evening saying that the British Government had ‘nothing to be sorry about’ in relation to the murder of Aiden McAnespie.

Speaking this evening Ms Gildernew said,

“The comments made by DUP deputy leader on BBC Radio Ulster News this evening were nothing short of callous.

The fact that an elected MP and deputy leader of a political party cannot bring himself to rise above petty prejudice is an indication of where this individual’s head is at.

This is yet another example of unionist denial, denial at the legacy of British injustice in Ireland, and a denial of the systematic British Government policy of collusion and shoot to kill.

This morning’s announcement from Shaun Woodward indicate that the British Government, not least due to the tireless campaigning of Aiden’s family, have been brought to a point where they can no longer deny the facts, it is a gross situation when Nigel Dodds cannot even do the same..

Nigel Dodds’ comments are yet another indication that the DUP are still prepared to justify Britain’s seedy and dirty war in Ireland. ” CRÍOCH

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