9 October 2008 Edition
Those behind Fermanagh bomb have nothing
The Sinn Féin Agriculture and Rural Development Minister said:
“Those engaged in these activities should stop. They offer nothing positive and can deliver even less. Those who engaged in this activity have little support and their actions will not advance Irish unity. Sinn Féin have a strategy for Irish unity and will not be deflected.
“However, there is a clear cycle here exposed by Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliot. Those who carried this act out are feeding off those unionists who are trying to slow the pace of change and refuse to engage in a positive and constructive manner.
“In turn, Tom Elliott calling for the return of the British Army is not sensible. He is giving these groups exactly what they want.
“The responsibility of all politicians is to demonstrate that politics can deliver change – social, economic and political change. This includes unionist politicians who need to play their part in working to move forward together.”