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McGuinness - It is not up to British to change Good Friday Agreement

28 September, 2004


Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness MP this evening commenting on a statement released by the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy saying that the British Government intend to press ahead with legislative changes to the Good Friday Agreement said:

"It is not up to the British government alone to bring about changes. The Irish government and the political parties have ownership of the Agreement also.

"The British government has not yet shared its proposals with Sinn Féin.

"Sinn Féin will not support changes which will alter the fundamentals of the Good Friday Agreement. We will oppose any attempt to diminish the Agreement. We look to the Irish government to do the same."ENDS

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