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Deal is ‘a new low for unionism’

TUV leader Jim Allister has denounced the Hillsborough Agreement as a “nadir for unionism” and he has accused the DUP of “caving in” to Sinn Fein.

“Sinn Fein had the gun to the DUP’s head and, rather than face an election, they rolled over and delivered the Sinn Fein agenda,” Mr Allister said.

“This is the reality for a once-strong Peter Robinson now impotently joined at the hip with Martin McGuinness.”

He said in a Belfast Telegraph interview yesterday the DUP leader avoided the “substance” of the agreement, which was indicative of “how bad a deal it is for unionism”.

The ex-DUP MEP, also lambasted his former colleagues for “delivering whatever it takes to keep Sinn Fein happy”.

And he added: “The TUV position is very clear: the apologists for those who murdered policemen and judges should not get within a devolutionary mile of policing and justice.”

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