DUP have questions to answer over Brexit ‘dark money’ – McCartney

Sinn Féin Foyle  MLA Raymond McCartney  has said the DUP need to answer questions over the Brexit ‘dark money’ scandal and other financial matters.

MLA Raymond McCartney
MLA Raymond McCartney

He  said:

“In the lead up to the Brexit referendum the DUP leadership were well aware of the disaster Brexit would be for our economy, our people, our public services and the Good Friday and other agreements.

“Yet they signed up to the leave campaign and accepted a donation of £425,622 from a previously unheard of shadowy group the Constitutional Research Council.

“This information was dragged out of the DUP on the back of a series of refusals to answer where the money came from, including whether it came from people associated with Saudi intelligence in contravention of the donation rules.

“This is the same approach the DUP has adopted to other financial scandals such as Red Sky, NAMA and RHI.

“The DUP clearly has questions to answer on these scandals in order to demonstrate it is capable of behaving with integrity in government and treating people with equality and respect.

“But instead the DUP is engaging in distractions and avoiding the difficult questions.

“While the DUP continue to avoid questions, the public now has an opportunity to give them an answer.