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Sinn Fein president Mary-Lou McDonald reacts to being “excluded” from multi-party talks

Sinn Fein president Mary-Lou McDonald reacts to being “excluded” from multi-party talks


So as we all know we are in a very important time a very important week where progress needs to be made on the issue of the protocol on getting the executive back up and running getting the assembly into action and ensuring that people have a government that we have leadership here in the north of Ireland we had hoped to with.

Others make progress on those issues at today’s leaders meeting uh I traveled for that meeting because I believe that it is an important meeting um and bizarrely and in an unprecedented way the British government chose to seek to exclude the leader of shin Fein from a Leader’s meeting.

The whole thing is absolutely bizarre and it has to be said unacceptable we we’re at a time where we need maximum cooperation we need politics that is civil that is based on respect and that recognizes the Democratic mandate and the responsibility of every party including Shin Fein so we meet tomorrow with Auntie shook here in Belfast and.

With curious Stormer the leader of the British opposition I think all of these meetings really matter I think there is known as on all of us now to put our shoulder to the wheel and to make real progress because we are now what eight months on from the election and people here have had to endure a stalemate that frankly is not acceptable.

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