Loyal support for Sinn Fein

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Ulster Loyalist leaders yesterday urged the Prime Minister at a meeting in Downing Street to bring Sinn Fein into all-party peace talks in Northern Ireland.

The message was reinforced last night in a frank exchange of views between Irish and British ministers in Belfast. The meetings took place after Sinn Fein tabled a four-point plan for the resumption of the IRA ceasefire, which is unacceptable to British ministers.