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DUP MEP not interested in sharing power - de Brún

21 September, 2006


Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has this morning said that DUP MEP Jim Allister's latest rant regarding the political process "reflect the thoughts of a person who is not interested in sharing political power witht the rest of us".

Speaking today Ms de Brun said:

"Jim Allister's latest familiarly depressing statement makes clear that he is not interested in the November 24th deadline or reaching political accommodation with nationalists about an agreed future.

"His comments that 'November 24th will come and November 24th will go. So why rush our fences? We can afford to wait more than most', reflect the thoughts of a person who is not interested in sharing political power witht the rest of us.

"People will not be surprised by Jim Allister‚s latest rant, but his disdain for the 24th November deadline is a great disservice to his constituents. Whilst the DUP stall and block political progress, the vacuum is filled with unaccountable British Direct Rule Ministers making crucial decisions about all of our futures.

"The DUP has only a short timeframe in which to decide whether or not it wants to remain in the political dark ages. It certainly seems that Jim Allister has already made his choice clear. We can only wait and see if others in the DUP are up to the challenge of entering into fully functioning power sharing institutions with the rest of the parties." ENDS

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