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Kelly criticises Paul Murphy over Cory remarks

14 January, 2004

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice issues Gerry Kelly MLA has hit out at comments made today in the British House of Commons by Paul Murphy as he attempted to defend the British government over their ongoing failure to either publish or act upon the Cory Report.

Mr. Kelly said:

"It is now very clear that this British government are continuing the decades long policy of covering up the British state policy of institutionalised collusion. There can be no other explanation for their failure to either publish or act upon the findings of Judge Cory.

"The British government entered into very public commitments after the Weston Park talks to act upon Judge Cory's findings. They have had possession of his report from last October and have failed to honour their pledges.

"Despite the efforts of Paul Murphy in the British House of Commons today the position adopted by his government is indefensible. Sinn Féin made this clear to him yesterday and we will continue to support the families in their demand for the truth." ENDS

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