28/08/2015

UUP Meeting Is An Attempt To 'Spook' DUP Into Collapsing Institutions - SF

Sinn Féin said the UUP Executive meeting tomorrow, 29 August, is an attempt to "spook" the DUP into collapsing institutions.

The announcement comes after UUP leader Mike Nesbitt recommended the party to withdraw from the NI Executive over recent claims that the Provisional IRA still exists.

Newry Armagh MLA Conor Murphy accused the parties of "acting purely out of electoral self interest".
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Mr Murphy said: "Given that the UUP has stood shoulder to shoulder with the representatives of unionist paramilitary groups involved in extortion, drug dealing and murder, it is clear they are driven purely by electoral self interest.

"Sinn Féin and our voters cannot and will not be wished away or excluded. Those days are long over.

"The real issues facing all our people are building a fair and prosperous economy and safeguarding public services and the most vulnerable against Tory austerity. It is about ensuring proper living standards for workers and families."

(CD)

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