Molloy to address public meeting in Liverpool
Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy MP will be in Liverpool tonight to address a public meeting on the current state of the peace process and the ongoing talks.
The event entitled ‘Why we need to build support for the Good Friday Agreement’ will be held in St Michael's Irish Centre at 7.30pm.
Mr Molloy said;
"This is the key week for the ongoing talks. With political will much progress can be made but everyone needs to engage fully and on all of the issues needing resolution.
"There is a need for people in Britain and internationally to realise the political process in Ireland is under serious assault. This is a result of the coming together of an anti-Good Friday Agreement axis within political unionism, who are resisting progress on a range of matters, including those of parades, flags and dealing with the legacy of our past.
"In our view, this refusal by unionism to deal with the big issues is being facilitated by the London government, from a partisan pro-unionist stance and their calculations around the balance of votes post-general election next year.
"In addition to all of this, we have suffered swingeing cuts to the budget which the Assembly receives from London. The British government has also tried to impose vicious Tory welfare cuts on the people of the North which have been resisted by Sinn Féin.
“These are all serious challenges to progress, and indeed to the survival of our political institutions.
“So I believe my visit provides a useful opportunity to update key figures in politics and the Irish community on Merseyside on these issues and ask them to join the voices being raised in support of the Good Friday Agreement.”