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Unionists have not demonstrated commitment to power sharing

1 February, 2005

Sinn Féin national chairperson, Foyle MLA Mitchel McLaughlin commenting on the remarks of Tony Blair today has said that unionists have not demonstrated their commitment to power sharing.

Mr McLaughlin said:

"There is nothing new in what Tony Blair is saying today.

"But the events of last December when the DUP walked away from power sharing deal that would have seen the political institutions established show us that unionism has not accepted power sharing as Mr Blair alleged today.

"Mr Blair is well aware of Sinn Féin‚s commitment to peaceful and democratic means.

"Sinn Féin has been the engine driving the peace Process for the last decade. Sinn Féin's commitment is to make this process work. But as the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister know we cannot do this on our own." ENDS

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