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Latest Mike Nesbitt statement is the height of nonsense – Alex Maskey

7 January, 2013 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey said UUP leader Mike Nesbitt’s statement regarding the flag protests is the height of nonsense.

The South Belfast MLA said:

“For Mike Nesbitt to talk about Sinn Féin using its influence to ensure protests can happen free from intimidation, is the height of nonsense.

“Mike Nesbitt must be living in a bubble. People throughout the North have had to endure several weeks now of protests and riots where intimidation has been widespread from those engaged in these protests.

“Mike Nesbitt’s party was instrumental in stoking up tension prior to the democratic decision taken at Belfast City Council.

“Since his election as leader of his party Mike Nesbitt has shown not an ounce of leadership for unionism and this latest rant reaffirms that pathetic record.”

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