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Don't blame McGuinness for job losses

FOYLE SDLP MLA Colum Eastwood's attempt to put the blame for Stream buying a company in Belfast (and creating 1,000 jobs) on Martin McGuinness was nonsensical.

Colum's argument – that Martin is from Derry – is a bit like attempting to blame James McClean or Darren Gibson for Derry City's bad form.

First of all, Martin McGuinness is elected in and represents Mid Ulster and, as deputy First Minister, represents the entire six counties. He does not represent Derry.

May I remind Colum that he is an elected representative for Foyle and needs to shoulder more of the blame than Martin McGuinness.

Only a few weeks ago, the SDLP were crowing in the Assembly that the parades issue was resolved in Derry, because it was an SDLP-controlled city.

If this is the case, what have they done about jobs coming here?



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