Decision to reject Assembly adjournment ‘should be respected’: Murphy

September 14, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed the democratic decision recently taken by the Business Committee at Stormont to reject the adjournment of Assembly business in light of the recent political crisis.

Mr Murphy said the decision should be “upheld and respected by the two governments”.

“It has been a huge mistake made by those who brought a criminal investigation into the brutal murders of Jock Davison and Kevin McGuigan into the political institutions. The police should be allowed to complete their investigation,” he said.

“There is an urgent need, given recent developments, to resolve the outstanding difficulties through a talks process.  Both governments should make it clear that they will not suspend the institutions.  They would be acting unilaterally in breach of previous international agreements subscribed to by all the parties. They would be doing this simply to prevent a democratic election at the behest of the DUP.  They would have to accept full responsibility for creating a vacuum, which could be filled by the most negative elements in our society including the people who carried out the brutal killings in Belfast,” he claimed.

“This is a time for leadership from all parties and the two governments and Sinn Féin will continue to work to find a resolution to the very real issues facing the institutions.”