Commenting upon the six shootings which have taken place over the last two weeks. Alliance Spokesman Dr Philip McGarry has called upon Sinn Fein, the PUP and UDP to clarify their position with regard to the Mitchell Principles.
Dr McGarry said:
“The Mitchell principles state clearly that participants at the Talks must be committed exclusively to democratic means. The reality however is that there has been a recent upsurge in shootings by paramilitary groups as well as a number of serious beatings.
“If these shootings or serious assaults had been carried out by the Army or the RUC their would be vociferous complaints from Sinn Fein, the PUP and the UDP. I call upon these three parties to clarify whether or not they are totally committed to the Mitchell Principles.”