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British Government have undermined the political institutions - O'Neill

Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill has said the British government has undermined the political institutions by failing to honour its agreements.

The Mid Ulster MLA was responding to comments by British Secretary of State James Brokenshire.

Ms O'Neill said; 

"It is a bit rich for British Secretary of State James Brokenshire to say that his government will continue to stand by commitments made in agreements.

"The British governments refusal to honour its commitments on equality provisions and legacy, its imposition of austerity and its attempt to drag the north out of the EU have undermined the political institutions.

"In doing they have given cover to the DUP's arrogance and their disregard and disrespect for the institutions and the people. 

"It is the actions of the DUP and inaction of the British government which has led us to this point. 

"The Irish government have acted a bystanders.

"The people now have the opportunity to have their say and put equality and respect at the heart of the political institutions."