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Current negotiations need to deliver successful outcome - Kearney

23 October, 2015

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney has said the current negotiations need to deliver a successful outcome in order to secure political stability.

Mr Kearney said;

"There is a widespread conviction that some elements within political unionism are not seriously committed to power sharing.

"British Government austerity policies have deepened the political instability. British policy now directly threatens the viability of the political institutions and the political process itself.

"The reputation of the political institutions and belief in the capacity of the political process to deliver has been damaged.

"So this new round of talks has to be successful and real negotiations need to take place.

"For real negotiations to go forward, the British Government must accept its role as a participant in the conflict.  

"British political and economic policy towards the North has to change. And both the British and Irish governments must take their responsibilities seriously.

"The negative political pattern which has held back political progress needs to be broken.

"Political stability, commitment to proper power sharing, and securing a sustainable, workable budget should be central to the current talks.

"These negotiations should not short-change Northern society with a slide back to further political instability or a future of austerity."

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