14 Total Quotes

Mo Mowlam Quotes

I welcome this important breakthrough and congratulate the Northern Ireland leaders and the Irish Republic on reaching a genuine accommodation of mutual benefit to north and south.
Mo Mowlam
#Irish

Many of us would like to make progress much quicker, ... But we have to bear in mind there are people around that table who have had relatives and friends killed. You don't forget that overnight.
Mo Mowlam
#Mind

I believe there is the determination and the will to do it and I believe we will have a good day,
Mo Mowlam
#Determination

What we have to do, I think, is now have a little space -- a little time to talk to the parties and find out the best way we can move forward,
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#Space

Those who killed Rosemary Nelson did so because they thought it would destroy the Good Friday agreement, ... (She was) a brave woman who stood up for what she believed in.
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#Agreement

It is serious but the security forces have the situation under control, and people are going to work as normal,
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#Control

We don't want to see the violence we have seen in previous years, because it benefits no one,
Mo Mowlam
#Violence

Many people could have been killed or seriously injured by this terrorist attack, and it is only through the speedy and efficient action by the security forces that a tragedy has been averted,
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#People

the exact impact on the peace process is not easy to ascertain.
Mo Mowlam
#Peace

We've been aware that the splinter groups, from whatever side, are an ever-present threat to the process. We knew that they would test the process. And I want everyone to meet that test today and resolve to make progress from it.
Mo Mowlam
#Present

Some of the changes can happen quickly, some will need legislation, and some will take years.
Mo Mowlam
#Legislation

to recognize that there are sinister elements who are using their protest to attack the security forces.
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#Protest

The integrity of the talks process and the commitment to the exclusively peaceful means are paramount and all parties must be treated fairly and equally,
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#Commitment

If these arrangements are going to work, then everyone involved will have to give up violence for good, and decommissioning is an essential part of the package. People can't pick and choose which parts they like or dislike.
Mo Mowlam
#Violence