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McLaughlin - UUP have made decision - It's now time to move on

6 September, 2003

Sinn Féin Chairperson, Mitchel Mc Laughlin commenting on the outcome of the UUC meeting today said:

"The Ulster Unionist Council today made its decision. It backed the Party Leader, David Trimble giving him a clear mandate. It is now time for the two governments to stop looking over their shoulders at the Ulster Unionists and get on with implementing the Agreement.

"The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair should immediately set a date for Assembly elections so that the Parties can seek a fresh mandate from the electorate.

"The infighting in the Ulster Unionist Party can no longer be used as justification for suspension of the peoples‚ right to vote. We must move on to rebuild the political process."ENDS

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