West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Sinn Féin calls on British government to endorse Haass

Published: 28 May, 2014

Mid Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Barry McNally has called on the British government to demonstrate its commitment to dealing with the past by endorsing the Haass proposals.

Speaking after British Prime Minister DavidCameron challenged parties in the North to address the legacy of the past, Mr McNally said;

"If David Cameron is serious about building a genuinely shared future here then his government needs to sign up to the Haass proposals, something which he has so far failed to do.

"He also needs to encourage others to do the same. The failure of political unionism to engage in a meaningful process to deal with the legacy of the past has stalled progress."

Mr McNally also said the British government cannot ignore or conceal the role of its state forces in the conflict.

"David Cameron has said he does not want a single narrative on the past.

He and his government can contribute to building a complete narrative on the past by telling the truth about the role of British state forces in the conflict including the control and manipulation of loyalist death squads."