[Sinn Fein]

21 July 1998

Trimble's commitment to the Agreement questioned

Sinn Fein Assembly representative Francie Molloy today responded to UUP leader David Trimble's attack on Sinn Fein in the British Parliament. Mr. Molloy said:

``If David Trimble signed the Good Friday Agreement in good faith, and if he is genuinely committed to making real progress then he has to set aside his personal bias and accept Sinn Fein's right to represent those who voted for our party to be in the Assembly, in the Executive and in the All-Ireland Ministerial Council.

``Mr. Trimble cannot re-negotiate the agreement nor will we accept any attempt by him to restrict our ability to exercise our electoral mandate.

``David Trimble cannot look both ways at the same time. Either his signature to the Good Friday Agreement means something or it does not. It is time that the unionist section of our people, who voted Yes in the referendum, were given honest, assertive and competent leadership''.

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