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Bill Lowry exposes failed Policing Agenda

1 December, 2004

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly, responded to remarks today made by the former Special Branch commander Bill Lowry who recently spoke at a DUP function about the possible restoration of power-sharing:

Mr Kelly said:

"This man helped mastermind the politically-motivated raid on Sinn Fein‚s administrative offices at Stormont. The Stormont raid and the Special Branch plot which preceded it was a clear attempt to wreck power-sharing and smear Sinn Fein.

" After this latest outburst, no-one can be under any illusions about the anti-nationalist, anti Agreement political agenda of individuals like Bill Lowry.

" The RUC cartel of political detectives behind the Stormont raid have no future in an accountable policing service. Nor can they evade responsibility for the policy of collusion prosecuted by Special Branch together with unionist paramilitaries and which has lead to the killings of many nationalists.

" For our part, Sinn Fein remains focussed upon achieving the new beginning to policing which others, including those within Special Branch, have sought to resist."

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