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Peter Robinson must explain land sale comments - Lynch

23 September, 2013 - by Seán Lynch


Sinn Féin MLA for Fermanagh-South Tyrone, Sean Lynch, has called on the First Minister Peter Robinson to explain his remarks in the Assembly Chamber when he slated Jim Allister for selling land to republicans in Fermanagh.

Speaking today Mr Lynch said:

“During Question Time today Peter Robinson, in response to Jim Allister, rounded on the TUV MLA asking him to explain how  “secretly, and outside of the House, the Member, as the executor of a will, is selling land to republicans in County Fermanagh to benefit his own family.”

“I don’t know if these allegations are true or not but such comments were wholly unacceptable for the First Minster to make. This is an office that is designed to represent everyone.

“However the tone of Peter Robinsons remarks are essentially a signal that it is not OK to sell land to Catholics.

“Peter Robinson needs to explain his comments. If this is the focus of Unionists to score points over one another it is clearly espousing a sectarian agenda.”

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