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British legislation on legacy a breach of the Agreement – Kelly

7 October, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said the British government’s proposals to deal with the legacy of the past were “unacceptable and a clear breach of the Stormont House Agreement”.

And he said the British government need to do more to resolve the difficulties it has created for the political process.

Gerry Kelly said; 

"All the parties at Stormont House agreed on the need to provide justice and truth recovery mechanisms for the families of victims of the conflict.

"The British government's legislation on dealing with the legacy of the past is in clear breach of the Stormont House Agreement.

"The legislation being proposed by Theresa Villiers and her colleagues in the British government is about hiding the British state’s role as a central player in the conflict and its collusion with unionist death squads.

"That is unacceptable. 

"The British government has created many of the difficulties currently faced by the Executive and they must step up to the plate in working with others in finding resolutions."

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