DUP presses Nesbitt on statues

DUP MLA Peter Weir

DUP MLA Peter Weir

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The DUP has challenged UUP leader Mike Nesbitt to state which heroes of republicanism he would be happy to see commemorated at Stormont.

In an interview with Alex Kane in the News Letter, Mr Nesbitt said he did not believe that it was “fair” for there to be statues of unionist leaders such as Carson and Craig but none of nationalist or republican figures.

Anticipating DUP criticism, Mr Nesbitt said that if the party attacked the proposal it would demonstrate “the kind of selfish, ourselves alone attitude of the DUP”.


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