Foster challenged to ‘come clean’ on Paisley
Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has called on DUP Leader Arlene Foster to ‘come clean’ on her party’s intentions towards disgraced MP Ian Paisley.
“The DUP Leadership have serious questions to answer over the Ian Paisley scandal and every day they refuse to do so, the demand for clarity just gets stronger,” the Sinn Féin negotiator said.
“It’s simply not good enough to say that they have suspended him without even saying for how long.
“They say they are conducting an investigation but won’t confirm if it relates only to the facts already known to the public.
“Ian Paisley has said he will be contesting that election so Arlene Foster needs to come clean and state whether he will be doing so as a DUP candidate.
“The public should not be taken for fools by the DUP. They have a right to know whether that party is going to take a stand over a lack of integrity in public office.
“They also have a right to know where the DUP stands on Ian Paisley’s lobbying on behalf of the Sri Lankan regime in an attempt to prevent the UN investigating human rights abuses, war crimes and mass murder.
“That is absolutely appalling yet the DUP leadership have yet to even condemn that aspect of this whole sorry affair.”