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De Brún accuses Trimble of posturing after walkout

2 March, 2004


West Belfast Sinn Féin Assembly member Bairbre de Brún has accused UUP leader David Trimble of engaging in 'posturing without substance'. Ms de Brún's comments come after Mr. Trimble announced that the UUP was withdrawing from the Review process.

Ms de Brún said:

"David Trimble signalled last week that he intended to leave the Review. This is part of Mr. Trimble's competition with the DUP. He is attempting to compete with the DUP on Ian Paisley's ground. It is the wrong approach.

"Maybe if Mr. Trimble had been so exercised about the recent murder of a young catholic in Lisburn or the attack last week by unionist paramilitaries on a 105 year old woman in North Belfast then people could take his action today more seriously.

"Mr. Trimble is engaging in posturing without substance." ENDS

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