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Sinn Féin will continue to challenge IMC

19 January, 2007


Commenting after the British High Court found in favour of the IMC in a case taken by Sinn Féin alleging bias, Newry and Armagh MP Conor Murphy said that his party's absolute opposition to the malign role played by the IMC as the securocrats mouthpiece would continue.

Mr Murphy said:

"While it may come as no great surprise that the British High Court in London has found in favour of the IMC, our legal team in the pursuit of this case have uncovered much documentary and other evidence which the IMC and British government were seeking to remain secret. It points to an organisation which was established to appease unionism and elements within the British system opposed to change.

"Sinn Féin are determined to maintain our absolute opposition to the malign role played by the IMC as the securocrats mouthpiece. When this group was first established we stated that we would explore all legal and political avenues to remove its destructive influence over the peace process. We remain committed to that agenda.

"No High Court ruling can alter the fact that the IMC are unelected, are unrepresentative and operate entirely outside the Good Friday Agreement." ENDS

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