[Sinn Fein]

26th April 2003

Sinn Fein Chairperson slams Durkan stance

Sinn Fein Chairperson, Mitchel Mc Laughlin has slammed comments by Mark Durkan accusing him of donning David Trimble s clothes.

Mr Mc Laughlin said:

``While Mark Durkan is clear and unambiguous in endorsing David Trimble s call for an IRA statement dictated by the Ulster Unionist council he is ominously silent in demanding certainty and clarity from the British government on its responsibilities to deliver on issues of Human Rights, policing, and justice etc. He has made no demands of David Trimble on commitments on stability of the institutions, all-Ireland Inter-parliamentary forum or any of the other areas in which he has been in default of the Agreement. Mark Durkan in his recent outbursts is sounding more like a proxy for the Ulster Unionist Council than the leader of a supposedly nationalist Party.''

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