05 January 2018
Responding to comments from Gerry Adams, DUP East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson said:
DUP Parliamentary Spokesman on Education, Treasury and the Department of Work & Pensions.
The latest comments from the outgoing Sinn Fein President lead me to paraphrase Donald Trump. “Gerry Adams is about to lose his job, but appears to have already lost his mind.” There is no doubt that he’s already lost his memory because the current impasse is entirely a result of Sinn Fein’s actions in collapsing the Executive and blocking its restoration.
If he really is concerned about the poor, homeless and sick then he will join with other parties in returning to the Executive without preconditions rather than the mindless pursuit of squandering money on an Irish Language Act at all costs.
Since his rhetoric at the start of 2018 is no different to the end of 2017 the prospects for restoring devolution look bleak unless the UK government removes the veto Sinn Fein currently holds by ensuring that if they refuse to participate then other parties can get on with the job of providing government for Northern Ireland.”