7 July 1997
Planned Betrayal - Sinn Fein
Sinn Fein Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin has described tonights revelations about plans by the British government, made weeks ago, to force the Orange march down the Garvaghy Road as ``an outrageous example of double speak''. Mr. McLaughlin added: ``This document exposes RUC boss Ronnie Flanagan's excuse as a lie''.
Mr. McLaughlin said:
``This revelation confirms that the British government was never serious about its alleged efforts to find an accommodation over contentious parades, particularly that on the Garvaghy Road.
``It is obvious now that it was more concerned about trying to accommodate a loyalist parade down the Garvaghy Road than with trying to find an accommodation based on equality.
``The sense of betrayal felt by nationalists will be reinforced by tonights news. This was a planned betrayal.'' ENDS
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