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Unionists should end sham fight, days of exclusion over

27 August, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said today that the unionist parties should end their sham fight and get back to the work of dealing with the real issues.

 Gerry Kelly said:

 “The unionist parties are engaged in a sham fight which is all about the electoral rivalry between the two parties.

 “This is an attempt to punish a section of a community for the actions of a few criminals. Let me be clear the days of exclusion and discrimination are over and they aren’t coming back.

 “Sinn Féin will robustly defend our electoral mandate and we won’t allow a electoral contest within unionism to deflect us from representing the people from all over this island who elect us.

 “The emerging political crisis is a distraction from the real work which needs to be done in facing up to the Tory cuts which are damaging our frontline public services.

 “They should bear in mind any action to bring down the institutions will disenfranchise all of our people, The choices for the unionists are clear.

 “They can either continue to compete with each other in pulling down the institutions or they can return to the task of defending our public services, protecting the vulnerable and delivering on a deal on the legacy of the past.”  ENDS/CRÍOCH

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