Ford: This is a time for leadership

Alliance Leader David Ford, has called on the other parties to treat the all-party talks seriously, saying that this is a time for leadership.

The talks, which are due to begin on Thursday, will be chaired by the Secretary of State, and are intended to deal with the budget, institutional reform, and the issues debated during the Haass talks.

David Ford MLA said: “This is the third set of talks in 12 months, and the public are rightly becoming more and more frustrated at the failure of politicians to put people before party politics. They are tired of politicians playing hokey-cokey, walking in and out of talks and refusing to deal with critical issues.

“This is a time for politicians who claim to be leaders to show leadership. It’s time for the game-playing to end. It’s time for us to finally deliver for the people who elected us.”


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