Ford: Parties must grasp opportunity at all-party talks

Speaking at the all-party talks, Alliance Leader, David Ford MLA said: “Parties must grasp the opportunity presented by the all-party talks. The public do not want to see a third process fail within one year, so it is important that we do not waste the potential that exists to finally resolve these long standing issues.

“We must see serious engagement from all parties on all the issues under consideration. That must mean a comprehensive agreement dealing with all the issues and not a partial or piecemeal approach.

“These talks will only succeed if political leadership is shown from all sides. The consequences of failure will be drastic for Northern Ireland.

“We have had positive meetings with both Governments on a mechanism to deal with the legacy of the past. Both had a role in the past and there is a moral and financial responsibility on them to be involved.”


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