O’Dowd responds to Foster claim

John O'Dowd MLA. INLM4710-629con

John O'Dowd MLA. INLM4710-629con

All political leaders must respect the democratic wishes of the people, Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said.

Responding to Arlene Foster’s speech at the DUP conference, Mr O’Dowd said: “It is the responsibility on all political leaders to respect the democratic wishes of the people and to act in the people’s best interests. There is no good Brexit for Ireland, north or south. No amount of posturing at a party conference can change that.

“As tempting as it may be to blame the Irish Government for everything the reality is it is the British government who are dragging the people of the North out of the EU against their democratically expressed will. The Forum meeting in Dublin... is the best opportunity for the people of this island including unionist to have their voices heard.

If Arlene Foster has concerns, he said, she should attend the forum