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People should have their say if British government and DUP block progress - McDonald

10 April, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD said tonight the people must have their say if the British government and the DUP continue to block equality and previous agreements.

Speaking at a packed public meeting in the Europa Hotel tonight, Mary Lou McDonald said:

“The RHI scandal and the allegations of corruption associated with the scheme was not the first DUP financial scandal in the political institutions.

“The people made it clear in the recent election that they want political institutions which are clean and credible.

“However, there has been no progress made in the talks as the British government panders to DUP efforts to block equality and refuses to implement previous agreements.

“Sinn Féin wants the restoration of political institutions based on equality, respect and which have integrity at their core.

“But to do a deal you have to have willing partners.

“If the British government and the DUP continue to block progress then it’s back to the people to have their say in a fresh election.”

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