[Sinn Fein]

23 August 2001

Reid must come clean on UDA

Sinn Fein Assembly member Conor Murphy has said that the British Secretary of State John Reid should immediately come clean and declare that the UDA cessation has ended.

Mr Murphy said:

``For months now the UDA have been orchestrating an anti-Catholic pogrom across the Six Counties. There have been hundreds of gun and bomb attacks on Catholics, yet we are still told by John Reid that the UDA are on ceasefire.

``Nationalists across the North do not need daily reviews of the UDA position to know the reality of the situation.

``In recent weeks I have met John Reid and challenged him about his failure to come clean on the UDA. As the pogrom appears now to be back in full swing it is time John Reid got off the fence and declared that their ceasefire was at an end.''

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