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Doherty - UUP meeting latest installment in a frustrating saga

26 August, 2003


Commenting in advance of tonight's meeting of the UUP Executive Sinn Féin Vice President Pat Doherty MP said the meeting was 'the latest installment of what has become an increasingly frustrating saga'. Mr Doherty said:

"Tonight's meeting of the UUP Executive is the latest installment of what has become an increasingly frustrating saga for those of us committed to seeing the Good Friday Agreement implemented.

" Five years on from Good Friday it is not acceptable that the British government are content to sit on their hands while the UUP lurch from one internal crisis to another.

" Politics cannot be repeatedly put on hold to satisfy the demands of Mr Trimble and the UUP. We must see urgency injected into the political process. This requires a firm date for the cancelled Assembly elections being set and the British government moving forward to honour its outstanding commitments under the Agreement." ENDS

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