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Pandering Must End - Election Date Must Be Set

5 August, 2003


Sinn Féin Vice President Pat Doherty MP has said that the only way the current crisis in the peace process can be resolved is through the British government establishing a firm date for Assembly elections.

Mr Doherty said:

"Various unionists in recent days have been attempting to dodge the core problem in this process. The political institutions are at the very centre of the Good Friday Agreement. The absence of these institutions and the cancellation of the Assembly elections by the British government has caused enormous difficulties.

"This situation has been exacerbated by the continual pandering to negative and reactionary unionism by the British government.

"If the crisis in the political process is to be resolved the British government must end its patronage of the Ulster Unionist Party. A firm date for the postponed election must be set. The British government's moratorium on politics must be ended." ENDS

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