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Step change needed from British government - Adams

7 March, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said if progress is to be made on legacy issues a major step change in the approach of the British government is required. 

Speaking after meeting the British secretary of state, Gerry Adams said: 

"In our meeting yesterday we asked James Brokenshire to immediately release the funds which the Lord Chief Justice has repeatedly requested so that victims and survivors – some of whom have been waiting more then 40 years – can have inquests into the deaths of their loved ones. 

"He promised to come back to us on this issue. After a few minutes of today's meeting, however, it was clear that he had not done this. 

"The British waffled around this issue yesterday and they waffled around it today. 

"Sinn Féin saw no point in proceeding any further with the meeting and told him to come back when he had a positive contribution to make. 

"If this process is to have any value then it has to be about implementation of agreements. 

"If there is to be any progress we must have a fundamental change in the approach of the British government."

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