16/10/2017

Reaching An Agreement With Sinn Fein Is 'Not Going To Be Easy' - DUP

The DUP have said reaching an agreement with Sinn Fein to restore a power sharing government in NI is "not going to be easy".

MP Gregory Campbell said Sinn Fein, have put themselves in such a predicament by declaring absolute preconditions at the outset and therefore have much further to travel to come within the boundaries of a possible agreement.
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He said: "The parameters are crystal clear for all who are willing to see them. An outcome that can command acceptance and support from across the community. We will accept nothing less.

"SF started many miles away from coming within those parameters, if they are moving, albeit slowly in that direction that is a good thing. No one should denigrate that but there is a considerable distance still to travel."

(CD)

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