Call to stand together as Tory government fractures on cuts

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy said today that political parties in Britain are finally wakening up to the devastation being caused by vicious Tory welfare cuts.

And he called on political parties here to come together and stand against the imposition of welfare cuts on the people of the North.

Conor Murphy was speaking after British MPs voted to overturn parts of the so-called bedroom tax.

Conor Murphy said:

“It’s significant that the party in coalition with the Tories in the British government, the Liberal Democrats, voted with Labour against the bedroom tax.

“They are clearly worried about the impact of Tory cuts which are driving people into poverty.

“There are clearly cracks opening up in the British coalition as a whole range of Tory cuts aimed at the most vulnerable people are creating a society dependent on charities and foodbanks.

“Local parties should end their indecent haste to implement the same failed cuts agenda in the North.

“I am calling once more on all parties in the Executive to stand united against any proposal to impose these cuts here.”

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