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Is it to be Yes or No Mr. Paisley?

6 December, 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP, speaking in Belfast this morning said "the Question which must be asked and answered by Ian Paisley is - is he prepared to sign up to a comprehensive agreement which will have his party share power with Sinn Féin? Is it Yes or is it No?

In the next 48 hours we have the opportunity to make a quantum leap forward in the process.

Is all of this going to be thrown away because Ian Paisley does not get the process of humiliation he wants?"

The Sinn Féin President added:

"After the Leeds Castle talks, it was publicly acknowledged by the two governments that substantial progress had been made. The two governments need to follow through on the logic of this.

"Republicans are up for a deal. We want the institutions back up and running, we want the Agreement implemented and we want the agenda for change to continue. That is why we have gone the extra mile.

"But with 48 hours left Ian Paisley has to start saying Yes. The DUP refusal to embrace power sharing and equality can no longer be used as an excuse to paralyse the process of change." ENDS

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