McGuinness: Robinson ‘crossed the line’

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Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said that First Minister Peter Robinson “has crossed a line” by suggesting a deal had been reached on welfare reform.

Mr Robinson said that Sinn Féin had agreed to implement the controversial cuts and then reneged on the deal, a claim denied by Mr McGuinness.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness speaking reporters in Derry. (0404MM30)
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness speaking reporters in Derry. (0404MM30)

Speaking in Derry this morning, Mr McGuinness said; “He quite clearly crossed a line that he shouldn’t have crossed. For a start, his interpretation of a discussion that took place between his party and my party on the subject of welfare cuts bore no relation to the reality.

 

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