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British Secretary of States comments reflect British Government policy – Kenny

7 March, 2019 - by Martin Kenny TD


Sinn Féin TD for Sligo, Leitrim, North Roscommon and South Donegal Martin Kenny has said that the British Secretary of state Karen Bradleys comments are unacceptable and a resigning matter.

Teachta Kenny continued to say however that the British Government continue to refuse to deal with legacy issues as was agreed to in the Stormont House agreement between the two governments and parties and that this issue is more important than any one British Minister or Secretary of State.

Teachta Kenny said;

“Karen Bradley’s comments clearly show her lack of understanding of legacy issues and what happened during the conflict.  Victim’s families are obviously upset and angered ant these types of comments and rightly so.

“There are number of ongoing enquiries and investigations and this political interference by the British Secretary of State is pre-empting the findings of these enquiries.

“There is no doubt about it, Karen Bradley’s comments are unacceptable and are a resigning matter.

“The British Government continue to refuse to deal with legacy issues as was agreed to in the Stormont House agreement between the two governments and parties. This issue is more important than any one British Minister or Secretary of State.

“These issues are not going to go away and families are going to continue to fight for justice for their loved ones and it is time that the British Government showed the respect that these families deserve and honour the Stormont House agreement.” 

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