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"Britain's stance on 2006 Gibraltar Agreement hypocritical" - Murphy

7 August, 2013 - by Westminster

Newry/Armagh Sinn Féin MP, Conor Murphy has accused the British Prime Minister of double standards and hypocrisy in demanding that Spain - 'live up to the commitments it made in the 2006 Cordoba Agreement, which included deals on issues like border crossings and access for flights, as well as establishing a tripartite forum for regular dialogue between Britain, Spain and Gibraltar'.

Conor Murphy said:

"Any dispute between governments should obviously be resolved through diplomatic means and governments should be expected to honour commitments reached through negotiations. But I find it a bit rich listening to Britain lecturing any sovereign government about adherence to commitments to agreements when the same British government has regularly failed to deliver on agreements made with the Irish peoples political representatives in negotiations, including the Good Friday (GFA) and St Andrews Agreements.

"David Cameron should put his own house in order and lead by example by delivering on all the outstanding issues from the GFA and St Andrews. He might then have some credibility when demanding that others live up to their commitments" 

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