Nationalist backroom

The SDLP rarely get a share of the headlines, but Mark Durkan’s visit to the Shankill has certainly bought him plenty of column inches, here, here and here. However he followed up with an attack on Jeffrey Donaldson’s article (see here), saying:

If Ulster Unionists give Jeffrey Donaldson a role in Agreement politics, it “would be like trusting Sellafield with environmental safety’

Speaking of the upcoming UUC meeting, he comments:

…we do know is that every single strategy that he and all other anti-Agreement unionists have dreamt up to date would only have destroyed the institutions, ruptured the peace process and plunged our society backwards. The real choice is between working all the inclusive institutions and collapsing the Agreement.

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