[Sinn Fein]

29 April 1996

McLaughlin confirms meeting with Labour

Sinn Fein Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin has confirmed that he held a meetign with members of the British Labour Party.

Mr. McLaughlin said:

``We had a frank exchange in which I strongly criticised the slavish manner in which the British Labour Party leadership follows along on the coat tails of John Major on the issue of peace in Ireland.

``I argued for a policy position more in keeping with Labour's own policy on Ireland.

``I also spelt out the great sense of anger there is among Irish nationalists at the failure of the Labour party to provide a positive British alternative to the unionist policies of John Major.'' ENDS

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