Friday 23 March 2018

Cameron offers support on visit to Stormont

David McKittrick

DAVID Cameron yesterday vowed to face down dissident republicans on his first visit to the North as British prime minister.

He also sent strong messages of support for the peace settlement and the union with Britain during his Belfast visit. But he insisted the North would have to take cutbacks.

He held a joint meeting with First Minister Peter Robinson of the DUP and his deputy, Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein.

By posing for photographs alongside Mr McGuinness, Mr Cameron was seen to be sending out the message that he can work with republicans.

Warning republican dissidents, he declared: "Let me say this to those who still want to wreck progress and peace in Northern Ireland -- that taking part in terror will not achieve anything apart from misery.''

Irish Independent

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