Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“Indications that the Haass issues are to be addressed in further hothouse talks, after a meddling visit by the ROI Foreign Minister, suggests who is calling the shots.
“But, there are fundamental questions for the proposed unionist participants. Both DUP and UUP acknowledged Haass was built on deception by reason of the secret OTR arrangements. What has changed? Just, another unionist roll over! The UUP, in particular, withdrew from the executive party talks because of the hood winking of the OTR deal. Now, they are heading back in!
“Of course, it is noticeable these are talks only for the parties in government with Sinn Fein. Let the DUP and Sinn Fein remember, though, that as 22nd May proved, there are 100,000 unionists you do not represent and whose eyes are watching you. Keep looking over your shoulder!”