Rejectionists fear Sinn Féin agenda for change
Commenting on the publication of an alternative UUP manifesto by the rejectionist wing of the party setting out demands to exclude Sinn Féin from certain ministries, Sinn Féin representative for Newry & Armagh Conor Murphy has said that 'the rejectionists see Sinn Féin as the primary obstacle to their attempts to re-negotiate and collapse the Good Friday Agreement.
Mr. Murphy said:
"Throughout this election campaign the DUP have focused on Sinn Fein and the obstacle that our agenda for change poses to their anti-Agreement project. This morning the anti-Agreement faction of the UUP set out their rejectionist charter and stated that they see Sinn Féin as the primary obstacle to their attempts to re-negotiate and collapse the Good Friday Agreement.
"The rejectionists don't want a strong Sinn Féin team in the Assembly and in the Executive. They know that such an election outcome would halt the anti-Agreement project in its tracks. That is why we see proposals like this from Donaldson and his allies this week and the DUP manifesto last week.
" Those who want to see the Good Friday Agreement implemented know the real story. They know where the real threat to the Agreement comes from and they know that it is Sinn Fein who is most determined to stand up to the rejectionists and to stop their undermining of the Agreement. The rejectionists know that a strong Sinn Féin vote will scupper their ambitions." ENDS