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Wednesday, May 26, 1999 Published at 08:41 GMT 09:41 UK


Democratic Unionist Party



Democratic Unionist Party

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) wants people to use the European elections as an opportunity for to vote against the Northern Ireland Good Friday Peace Agreement.

"One year after the signing of the Belfast agreement the people of Northern Ireland have a unique opportunity to give their verdict on its outcome. This is Ulster's only chance to reverse the treachery of the past year."

The DUP:

  • "Maintains that the Parades Commission should be abolished and the inalienable rights of out people to march to their place of worship and return home as has been denied to them at Drumcree, Ormeau Road etc, must be reinstated."
  • "Believes in co-operation on matters of mutual interest and concern between the countries of Europe. However, it is totally opposed to the creation of a European superstate and anything which strikes at the sovereignty of the United Kingdom."
  • "Is opposed to the destruction of our national currency which lies at the heart of the Maastricht Treaty. This would leave our nation devoid of control over an area of decision-making right at the very centre of our nation's sovereignty."
  • "The DUP will continue to defence and support the national veto and believes it should be maintained in matters of vital interest to individual member states. It is opposed to any further increase in the number of issues which can be decided my majority voting."
  • "The DUP is fighting for Objective One status for Northern Ireland. This has been lost to the province but retained by the Republic of Ireland."
  • "The agriculture industry will continue to top the DUP's agenda.
  • "The DUP intends to continue its fight to ensure that advantage is taken of European assistance to enhance the position and living conditions of people in areas of economic and social need. It is essential that funding is applied equally across the board and not primarily allocated to areas where nationalists dominate or where Republicans have the majority."



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