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Public services suffer from Tory warship plan - Maskey

6 September, 2017 - by Paul Maskey

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has criticised a British Government plan to intensify warship building.

Speaking following Michael Fallon’s announcement at Westminster today that over £1billion of taxpayer money would be spent on at least five new British warships, Paul Maskey MP said:

“Yesterday I spoke to Harriet Baldwin, British under-secretary of defence procurement, and made clear Sinn Féin's total opposition to this militarist programme. 

"In the Tory era of food banks, zero-hours contracts, and brutal cuts to vital public services, the British Government has decided that building warships is their economic priority.

“£1 billion of investment would be better directed towards schools and a health service crumbling under Tory austerity, not on inflating British military ego.”​

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