“The figure of £18 million is both stunning and horrifying,” she said.
“That money could easily be spent on tackling the dissident threat or putting resources into community policing. Those parties such as the DUP and UUP who continue to express support for the camp need to take a serious look at themselves. How can they still give backing to something which is effectively a massive black hole in our already precarious public finances?
“Everyone has the right to express their culture and tradition but with those rights come responsibilities. That responsibility involves moving Northern Ireland forward. The time has long passed for the camp to be ended and for the police to be able to do their job instead of sitting there night after night.
“A determination was made and we must all abide by it. It’s not for people – including the DUP and UUP – to decide which aspects of the rule of law they support or not.”