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Maskey criticises remarks by Basil McCrea

12 November, 2010 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA and Policing Board member Alex Maskey has branded this morning’s remarks by Basil McCrea as ‘reckless scaremongering’.

Mr Maskey’s comments come after the Ulster Unionist MLA’s claim the capability of so-called ‘dissident’ organisations is at 97% of the IRA’s in the past.

Speaking this evening Alex said;

“Basil McCrea claims his assertion is based on a briefing given to Policing Board members; it is vital to point out that no such briefing took place.

It looks as though Basil has been involved in nothing more than an irresponsible, reckless and many would suggest even dangerous scaremongering, all in pursuit of a headline.

I have no doubt the Policing Board as a whole will want to look at Basil’s decision to take this solo run this morning.” CRÍOCH

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