23 October 2018
DUP MLA Christopher Stalford has said the latest comments from Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald in referring to Northern Ireland as a “wee statelet” is another example of Sinn Fein disrespect.
He said, “Mary Lou McDonald has once again demonstrated that the talk of respect is just that. Her words relating to Northern Ireland belie a viciousness that many unionists have come to recognise from Sinn Fein over recent times.
Long gone it seems are the days of the Sinn Fein President referring to her “unionist brothers and sisters”. Instead we are back to Sinn Fein demanding respect from everyone, but affording it to no one.
I am pleased to say that after Mrs McDonald is long gone from the political scene, Northern Ireland will still be here, despite her party’s best efforts to ensure that all our people are poorer and denied the public services that they need.
Instead of fanning the flames of communal division, Mary Lou McDonald and her colleagues would be well advised to get back to work.”