General Election

Adams: No danger whatsoever of ditching Sinn Féin abstentionist policy

Gerry Adams arrives with Paul Maskey at the Titanic centre in Belfast for Thursday's count PICTURE: Niall Carson /PA
By Press Association reporters

SINN Féin president Gerry Adams has made clear there was "no danger whatsoever" of his party ditching its abstentionist policy, even if its seats become crucial in the final reckoning.

Mr Adams also said he could not see Prime Minister Theresa May surviving in her post.

"There is no danger whatsoever of us taking our seats in the Westminster parliament," he said.

He credited Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with fighting a good campaign despite "media bias".

"I don't know how Theresa May can survive this, that's a matter for her party, of course," he said.

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