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'New deal' needed for the North - Kearney

1 July, 2015

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney has said the North needs a 'new deal' to help create a fairer society. 

Mr Kearney said; 

"The fundamental sticking point, which has created the current crisis in the political process is the British government's political and economic policy. That needs to change. 

"The North needs a 'new deal' to build a fair society going forward. 

"Negotiating and securing that 'new deal' should become the focus for all political parties, the social partners and all stakeholders in civic society during this political space which has become available as a result of Sinn Féin's conditional support for the budget. 

"The elements of a 'new deal' should include delivery of a workable budget, provision of borrowing powers to the local Executive, and the agreed transfer of fiscal powers.”

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