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'Irony of RHI report exposes Westminster's denial of rights' - Archibald

30 June, 2019 - by Caoimhe Archibald

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has said it is ironic that a Westminster committee is calling for parity between the north and British on RHI tariffs while ignoring the disparity in rights. 

The East Derry MLA said: 

“The Westminster Parliament’s committee on the north have issued a report criticising legislation on RHI tariffs in the north. 

“The DUP’s involvement in the RHI scandal seriously undermined public confidence in the political process and the institutions. 

“It is ironic that the Westminster committee on the north is now calling for parity between the north and Britain and the south when it comes to RHI tariffs. 

“At the same time members of this committee, including DUP MPs oppose the introduction of legislation on marriage equality, language protection and access to modern healthcare for the north, despite such legislation being in place in Britain. 

“The British Parliament can not operate an a la carte approach calling for parity on one hand and allowing the continuing denial of rights on the other.”

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