Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill MLA said that James Brokenshire’s comments today in the British House of Commons were unhelpful and were further evidence of the Tory government pandering to the DUP.
Michelle O’Neill said:
“James Brokenshire comments today were most unhelpful.
“He is once again pandering to the DUP’s delaying and blocking of the rights-based issues which are the heart of the current difficulties.
“He has also quite crassly let the DUP off the hook on the issue of the Dark Money donation of over £400,000 which bought its support for Brexit.
“This latest evidence of a Tory side deal with the DUP comes on the heels of the DUP’s support for cuts to the wages of emergency and public sector workers and support for a Tory Brexit.”