British government blocking progress - Murphy
Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said it is rich for James Brokenshire to talk about his concern for public services while his government is blocking progress in the talks.
Conor Murphy said:
"If James Brokenshire wants to ensure public services run smoothly in the north then it’s time he and his government lived up to their responsibilities to implement previous agreements.
"The British Secretary of State knows what he needs to do to make progress and to date he and his government have not focused on the key issues.
"Many people will also find James Brokenshire's concern for public services a bit rich.
“Relentless Tory cuts and austerity policies have taken hundreds of millions of pounds out of public services over the last seven years and the Tories are also pursuing a pro-Brexit agenda which will be disastrous for the people of this island.
"For our part, Sinn Féin want to see an Executive in place based on equality, integrity and respect, delivering for all."