Sinn Féin will not accept deal outside Agreement
Responding to remarks made by Mark Durkan alleging that Sinn Féin will accept less than the Good Friday Agreement, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin said:
"The SDLP record in defence of the Good Friday Agreement is abysmal. The SDLP have already collapsed on policing, acquiesced to the British government on suspension legislation, they have supported the IMC and sanctions against the Sinn Féin electorate, and proposed that government departments should be run by British appointed quangos all of which are entirely outside the terms of the Agreement.
"Sinn Féin will not countenance any deal which is not firmly rooted in the fundamentals of the Good Friday Agreement. Nationalists know that the Sinn Féin negotiation team will be resolute in defending their rights and entitlements and in defending the Good Friday Agreement." ENDS