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Sinn Féin call for Assembly recall to deal with cuts package

21 October, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan


Speaking to the media this morning in Belfast, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP, said his party was seeking the urgent recall of the Assembly to meet early next week to discuss our response to the British Tory cuts package.

Mr Adams said:

“We are looking to have the Assembly recalled to meet next week and allow the Finance Minister to make an urgent statement following yesterdays cuts by the Tory Government.

“We are currently collecting the necessary signatures to allow for this and we are looking to all of the other parties to support us in this.

“There will be an Executive meeting tomorrow.

“As some one who lives here I was deeply offended having to watch a British Tory Minister dictate how people here will live.

“We need to make a stand. We need to have control over our own economic levers. The British have been threatening cuts for some months.

“Sinn Féin has opposed these and last week we published proposals to defend front line public services; generate revenue, and cut waste. And to stimulate the economy. There is better way than that being dictated by London. The Tory proposals are unacceptable and must be opposed.” ENDS

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