Our ability to make a decision about the declaration is hampered by the British government being reluctant to give us the clarification which we require.
The most important thing to say is that Sinn Fein isn't going back to anything. We are a party on the move.
Let us walk into the conference room as equals and not second class citizens.
But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership.
I haven't done anything that I'm ashamed of.
The British government says that for Sinn Fein to be involved in talks the guns must be left at the door.
Well I think it has always been a mistake to reduce the peace process in Ireland to a decommissioning process.
Sinn Fein is the fastest growing party on the island of Ireland.
Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door.
If the British government is prepared to say that the Unionists will not have a veto over British government policy and that guns, vetoes and injustices will all be left outside the door, then there is no good reason why talks cannot take place in an appropriate atmosphere.
The fact is that a car used by Gerry Adams and myself during the course of the Mitchell review was bugged by elements within British military intelligence.
In fact, I would defend to the death their right to express a different point of view.
Let's leave beside them in another pile all the injustices which exist in the northern state.
That's healthy and good for us that there are people who are prepared to question what we are doing.
Along with that ongoing process Sinn Fein took a decision to establish a peace commission which had the responsibility to travel around the country to receive submissions from the general public, also our opponents.
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