Michelle O'Neill and Mary Lou McDonald at Sinn Fein manifesto launch
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General Election 2019: Sinn Fein Pledges 'No Amnesties' For British Personnel

Sinn Fein has launched its manifesto ahead of the 2019 General Election.

Michelle O'Neill and Mary Lou McDonald at Sinn Fein manifesto launch

Sinn Fein has launched its manifesto ahead of the 2019 General Election, pledging that no amnesties should be given for British military personnel "now or ever".

The party's manifesto says "special treatment" for British soldiers accused of unlawful killings is "out of order".

Elsewhere in its manifesto, Sinn Fein's focuses on the UK's departure from the European Union, and Irish unity.

The party's President Mary Lou McDonald said Northern Ireland had not consented to Brexit, and that it had been driven by "English nationalism."

Ms McDonald has criticised the view that a plan for Brexit would only be found in the Commons, and said the Sinn Fein stance was understood in Dublin, Washington and Brussels.

She said they have delivered in putting the Good Friday Agreement "front and centre" of negotiations, and in ensuring no hardening of the Irish border.

The party has called for a referendum on Irish unity, and also expressed its desire to return to Stormont and restore the Assembly after several years of deadlock.

Cover image: Michelle O'Neill and Mary Lou McDonald at Sinn Fein manifesto launch (Picture: PA).