11 February 1998
Unionist proposals - ``unrealistic, unrealisable and unacceptable to nationalists''
Sinn Fein Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin has dismissed the Ulster Unionist Party proposals for a settlement as ``unrealistic, unrealisable and unacceptable to nationalists.''
Mr. McLaughlin said:
``The UUP proposals are a rehash of a political mindset which is locked into the failure of the part.
``It is about maintaining the status quo and securing an internal arrangement. It is about putting in a place a unionist dominated Assembly, and institutions and structures which will continue to deny nationalists living in the north our national and democratic rights.
``If implemented these proposals would sustain the nationalist nightmare which has endured since partition.
``These proposals are evidence of a lack of imagination by the Unionist leadership and an unwillingness to accept the need for fundamental change.
``They are not and will not be the basis for a democratic peace settlement.''
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