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Opportunity still exist to stop Jim Allister's discriminatory Bill

21 May, 2013

Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has called on those who state that they are now opposed to Jim Allister's Special Advisors Bill to support a Petition of Concern to ensure that there is a not a legislative process for discrimination.

 Speaking today Mr McKay said:

 "This bill is in contravention of the Good Friday Agreement and is there are very strong concerns that it runs against the European Convention of Human Rights. Jim Allister clearly understands this and as the lone anti-peace process voice in the Assembly is pushing to discriminate and unpick the Agreement.

 "As this bill now progresses to its final stage all parties who wish to protect the Good Friday Agreement and equality need to combine and ensure that this bill will not be enacted.

 "Simply voting against the bill in its final stage will not stop the bill from going through its full passage. There is no halfway house. There is now a clear onus on those who stated that they are opposed to the bill as it stands to support a Petition of Concern and stop the legislating of discrimination."

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