11 April 2018
DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds has said that Sinn Fein’s continued disrespect for the victims of violence contradict comments about respect, equality and power sharing.
DUP Deputy Leader, Leader of the DUP Parliamentary Party, Spokesman on Reform and Constitutional issues and Foreign Affairs
The North Belfast MP said, “Mary Lou McDonald’s comments about respect stand in stark contrast to the actions of Sinn Fein and their disrespect towards the victims of terrorism. There is no respect displayed by Sinn Fein when it comes to the naming of McCreesh Park. Furthermore, it clearly contradicts references to reconciliation within the Belfast Agreement that Sinn Fein demand should be implemented in full.
If Sinn Fein are serious about seeing devolution restored in Northern Ireland then they should drop their red lines and show a greater willingness to work with unionists rather than to “break the b******s”.
Four of the five largest parties in Northern Ireland would restore devolution tomorrow. Sinn Fein’s narrow agenda is preventing that from happening. That narrow agenda is what drives Sinn Fein today rather than any commitment to either the Belfast Agreement or to the restoration of devolution.”