Any suggestion of suspending institutions should be rejected - Maskey
Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said the British government should reject any suggestion of suspension of the political institutions.
Speaking after taking part in a Sinn Féin delegation which met Theresa Villiers today, Mr Maskey said;
"We had a frank discussion with Theresa Villiers today about the challenges currently facing the Executive and the political process.
"At the meeting Martin McGuinness made it very clear to Theresa Villiers that Sinn Féin is totally opposed to any suggestion that the British government would suspend these institutions.
"We also reiterated our support for the peace and political processes.
"People want to see the parties working together to ensure the political institutions are delivering for everyone in the community.
"Unionists need to end their sham fight which is all about narrow electoral rivalry.
"They should stand with us and other parties in tackling the real issues of Tory cuts and defending public services and the welfare state."Ends/Críoch