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British government determined to repeat the mistakes of the past – Adams

6 March, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said today that it seems that the British government is determined to repeat the mistakes of the past.

Gerry Adams said:

 “If the recent statements by both James Brokenshire and Theresa May are to be taken at face value it would seem that the British government is determined to repeat the mistakes of the past.

“The British Government has consistently refused to implement the agreements, have sought to impose Brexit against the will of the people and the best interests of the economy. They have sought a special deal to ensure that no British soldier and their agents can be held to account for their action during the conflict.

“Remember the British Conservatives got only 2379 votes in last week’s election.

“The approach of James Brokenshire and the British Government is part of the problem. Without a fundamental change in the approach of the British government, there can be no progress.

“I am concerned that the Irish government is turning a blind eye to the belligerent approach of the British government. This is totally unacceptable. The Irish government is a co-equal guarantor of the Good Friday and other agreements.

“The Taoiseach needs to fulfil this duty.

“Sinn Féin has demonstrated our patience and generosity, we want the institutions up and running on the basis of equality and respect, and for the outstanding agreements to be implemented in full.

“This is not the sole responsibility of Sinn Féin or the parties in the Assembly.

“There is a responsibility on the two governments to come to the table with a plan to honour all agreements.

“If progress is to be made we need to hear from the governments that they will oversee the full implementation all agreements. To date they have failed to do this.”

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