British government’s ‘do-nothing’ plan is unacceptable – McDonald

Sinn Féin Leader Mary McDonald TD said today it’s increasingly clear that the British government’s only plan in the north is to do nothing.

The Sinn Féin Leader was speaking in Belfast today before meeting with the party’s six-county council group.

Mary Lou McDonald said:

“Sinn Féin is working for a new society, an inclusive society, a prosperous society, a new and agreed Ireland and a new beginning.

“We made this very clear when we engaged with our unionist counterparts in negotiations.

“Sinn Féin is interested only in progress and scoring wins for everybody.

“I think it is clear the Tory government is in hock to the DUP and has no interest in re-establishing the political institutions.

“The British government’s only plan for the north of Ireland is to sit on their hands, do nothing and to dodge and deny democracy.

“We have told the British government that approach is unacceptable.

“The British Irish Intergovernmental Conference needs to be convened  as a matter of absolute urgency as we need a platform to address the outstanding issues to move forward in a good spirit in the interests of all citizens.”