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‘DUP must face the reality of rights’ - Kearney

29 November, 2017 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin remain fully ‘checked in’ to the political process and it is the DUP who must accept the reality that there can be no government without rights and equality, Sinn Fein National Chairperson Declan Kearney has said.

Writing in a blog in An Phoblacht today, Declan Kearney rubbished the DUP accusation that Sinn Féin has checked out of the political process.

“For as long as the DUP persists in looking for excuses not to make an agreement there will be no progress.” Declan Kearney commented.

“It’s time the DUP ‘checked in’ to the reality that it will not be returning to government until a rights-based, power sharing administration which is avowedly anti sectarian is established.

“Anything short of that threshold will not be sustainable and the political process will fail all citizens of the north again. 

“If the DUP and British government intend to give primacy to their political pact over the greater good and partnership government in the north, then popular nationalism and other progressive civic and political opinion needs to politically organise and campaign for both defence and full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.”

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