British government needs to wake up and deal with key issues - Brady
Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said the British government has to wake up and deal with the key issues in the current talks at Stormont.
Speaking at an Easter Rising commemoration in Liverpool, Mickey Brady said:
"The recent Assembly election saw Sinn Féin emerge with a stronger mandate – but more than that it was a mandate to tackle sectarianism, racism, and homophobia. A mandate to deliver marriage equality. A mandate to protect minority communities. A mandate to support and celebrate the Irish language.
"Fundamentally – a mandate to deliver a future of equals, in a society of equals for all our citizens.
"This is the basis on which we are in these current talks.
"Unfortunately, it’s increasingly clear that the British government and the DUP have not woken-up to the key issues, which were at the heart of the election results.
"We want to see the institutions work but there can be no return to the status quo.
"Dublin is not a spectator in all of this. In fact, the Irish Government is a co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement – it’s time they started acting like it."