Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has reiterated the need to protect the most vulnerable against the Tory welfare reform agenda. Making his comments at the protest against Welfare Reform organised by ICTU at Stormont today Mr Brady said:
“This protest is yet another manifestation of peoples anger at the Tory led welfare reform agenda. Countless groups have opposed this agenda which will drive more people into poverty.
“Sinn Féin oppose this agenda and have met with the civic, community and political sectors including the four Churches, welfare advice groups, the Equality and Human Rights Commissions and the trade unions which is why we are here giving our support to this protest.
“There are unique circumstances in the north of Ireland such as higher levels of poverty, unemployment and disability and this Welfare reform agenda will impact more negatively locally.
“For our part Sinn Féin will continue to work to protect the most vulnerable on the basis of equality.”