SF talking nonsense on Peace Plus

DUP Upper Bann MLA Diane Dodds said Sinn Fein should stop scaremongering and talking nonsense over peace funding.

By Diane Dodds MLA

Upper Bann

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Mrs Dodds, a former MEP, said,

“The Northern Ireland Protocol is costing us £850m per year according to University of Ulster Economics expert Esmond Birnie. Getting the Protocol scrapped should Sinn Fein’s priority rather than spinning nonsense.

Here are the facts:

- EU Peace Plus is €258m from the European Commission and Irish government.

- €560m from the UK Government and

- €150m from the NI Executive.

- All over the next six years.

- There is no NSMC plenary scheduled until December.

- When SF blocked NSMC business for three years, solutions were found to ensure programmes could function.

The Protocol is polluting all our politics. It's time to fix the problem.”

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