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Robinson playing to conference gallery – Murphy

21 November, 2014 - by Conor Murphy

Robinson playing to conference gallery – Murphy  

Newry Armagh MP Conor Murphy has said comments by DUP leader Peter Robinson on Sinn Féin are patently incorrect and pitched at the party faithful on the eve of a deeply divided conference.

Conor Murphy was responding to comments by the DUP leader on the state of play in the all-party talks.

Conor Murphy said:

“Peter Robinson’s assertion that there are divisions in the Sinn Féin leadership is clearly another piece of wishful unionist thinking.

“Sinn Féin decides on party policy collectively and we continue to do so. That’s the approach we take on all policy matters including our submissions to any talks process.

“Sinn Féin is prepared to discuss all issues including reducing the costs of the Assembly and departments. 

“However there is no agreement and no growing consensus on these issues.

“Any agreement on these issues is interlinked with other areas of the negotiations particularly the North South implementation bodies, which if agreed could reduce duplication of services on the island and provide greater efficiencies and savings.

“All this and the toxic issues of flags, parading and the legacy of the past need to be fully explored.” 

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