09 March 2019
Responding to remarks made by the Sinn Fein President today, East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell said;
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
“Mary Lou McDonald seems to have forgotten exactly what the Belfast Agreement says. Sinn Fein needs to remember that the principle of consent is part of the Belfast Agreement they love to quote on occasions.
Mary Lou McDonald uses the Belfast Agreement but she can’t pick and choose parts of it and only when it suits her. There is no respect for the people of Northern Ireland who will ultimately have the authority to make any decision on this matter. Therefore the Sinn Fein President must clarify whether she accepts the Agreement she keeps quoting, or not?
Wasting time on United Ireland fantasies should not be the priority of Sinn Fein. Their priority should be on our schools, reducing waiting lists and our roads – the issues that affect everyone living in Northern Ireland. They are on the road to no town with their narrow political agendas, which includes blocking the restoration of the Assembly. They stand outside Westminster, with their MPs as glorified spectators who perpetuate scaremongering. Meanwhile we in the DUP are focused on securing a better deal for all.”