Sinn Féin holds discussion with British Minister
Speaking after Conor Murphy and himself met with British Direct Rule Minister John Spellar this afternoon, South Belfast Sinn Féin Representative Cllr Alex Maskey said:
"At this afternoons meeting we raised a range of key issues with the Minister which require the urgent attention of the British Government, including aspects of the Good Friday Agreement which remain outstanding.
"We deliberately raised with Mr Spellar the case of the killers of Peter McBride who remain part of the British Army, as a result of a decision which he participated in, and we raised the issue of British State involvement in the murder of citizens in the six counties.
"Another area of concern we discussed with Mr Spellar was the crisis of confidence which exists around the Human Rights Commission at this time and the increase in racially motivated attacks across the north.
"We will continue engaging with both governments and the other parties in the time ahead and press strongly our belief that we need to see the British Government setting a firm date for the cancelled Assembly elections." ENDS