Tories must explain alliance with unionism - McGuinness
Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has said the British Tory party must explain why they have joined with unionists in an anti-Sinn Féin electoral arrangement.
Mr McGuinness said;
“The British Tories are standing in all constituencies in the north with the exception of North Belfast and Fermanagh/South Tyrone.
“This is a clear attempt to prevent the election of two strong and articulate Sinn Féin MPs for these constituencies.
“The relationship between unionism and the British Tories calls further into question any claim to even-handedness by the current British government. It also raises serious questions about their ability to perform their role as guarantors of the Good Friday and subsequent agreements.
“Clearly the Tories regard Sinn Féin as the only effective opposition to their attacks on public services and the most vulnerable in society.
“That is why they have joined with the DUP, the UUP, rejectionist unionists and loyalists in this anti-progressive alliance.
“I’m confident the people of North Belfast and Fermanagh South Tyrone will reject this right-wing electoral alliance of unionists, loyalists and the British Tories.”