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Unionist ultimatum on parade holding talks to ransom - Murphy

23 October, 2014 - by Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy said today that the unionist ultimatum over an Orange Order parade in North Belfast continues to hold all-party talks at Stormont to ransom.

Conor Murphy said:

“We are in the second week of preparatory talks and to date we have no agenda, no timetable, no programme of work or no structure for chairing.

“We told the two governments that we are concerned that we don’t have a credible talks process.

“The British Secretary of State continues to engage with the DUP on the issue of the North Belfast Orange Order parade. 

"The British government is clearly playing political footsy with the DUP under the table. 

“We made it clear that Theresa Villiers that is a mistake on her behalf and it’s the wrong way to go about this process.

“We have held talks with both governments, the Alliance and the SDLP and agreed a meeting with the UUP.”

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