11 September 2019
As the current Sinn Fein leadership hold their annual “think-in”, the DUP’s East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has urged them to drop their preconditions, put the people first and end their boycott of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
Mr Campbell said,
“Item number one for the Sinn Fein annual “think-in” should be ending of their Stormont boycott but instead it has been the latest platform for Mary Lou to spin fairy tales and talk nonsense about a hard border.
London, Dublin and Brussels have all committed to no “hard border” even in a no deal scenario. Mary Lou’s attempt to recreate the imagery of soldiers on the border with guns, barbed wire and watch towers is manipulation and exploitation of genuine border communities.
Rather than manipulate fears of people, Sinn Fein should listen to them. Their poor election results in 2019 should have delivered the message to the current leadership. Its time to lift their boycott and return to Stormont so local Ministers can make decisions about our schools, roads and hospitals.
The DUP will appoint Ministers tomorrow with no preconditions but Sinn Fein stands as the road block.”