Sir Jeffrey – Unionists want a fair deal

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP and Deputy Leader Gavin Robinson MP have urged the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to recognise that there is no solid basis for an Executive and Assembly until we have arrangements that safeguard in law NI’s place in the U.K. internal market and our constitutional arrangements are respected.

By Gavin Robinson Candidate

Belfast East

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Speaking after a meeting in Westminster Sir Jeffrey said,

“The ball is in the Government’s court. The DUP has a mandate to restore the NI Assembly on a basis that unionists as well as nationalists can support. Consensus is the only way forward in Northern Ireland.

Unionists just want a fair deal. Nationalists would never have been asked to accept the kind of arrangements North-South that unionists are being asked to accept between one part of the UK and another.

The Government committed to taking action to restore our place in the UK internal market but whilst statements and headlines have been in plentiful supply, there has been a lack of meaningful action.

We need stable and sustainable devolved government and we need funding for our public services that meet the needs of our people. Northern Ireland is a divided society. Quick fixes without solid foundations will do a disservice to those trying to make the NI Assembly work.”

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