SDLP abandon the Good Friday Agreement
Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has accused the SDLP of being led by the rejectionist unionist Jim Allister away from the Good Agreement and onto the ground of discrimination and inequality.
The North Antrim MLA said:
“The SDLP today were led away from the Good Agreement and onto the ground of discrimination and inequality by rejectionist unionist Jim Allister.
“They have sold out the Good Agreement and the principles which underpin it. This legislation is discriminatory, sectarian and anti-Peace Process. It has set victim against victim as it has attempted to reinforce the hierarchy of victims that republicans and nationalists are all too well aware of. It is bad and flawed law.
“The clear message from the SDLP is that those who suffered at the hands of the British State are at the bottom of Alastair McDonnell’s pecking order of victims. Today his party refused to meet victims of State violence. That position says it all.
“Sinn Féin will continue to oppose discrimination in employment and in every other aspect of the operation of government. We will never accept discrimination and inequality and the opposition to this Bill will continue in the time ahead.”