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Sinn Féin Junior Minister and Senator at British Labour party conference.

1 October, 2012 - by Jennifer McCann, David Cullinane TD


Sinn Féin Junior Minister Jennifer McCann MLA and party colleague Senator David Cullinane are in Manchester for a series of events as part of the British Labour Party conference this week.

Speaking from Manchester where she addressed a Sinn Féin Fringe meeting last night (Sunday 30th September), Jennifer McCann said "Sinn Féin believes that it is important to have a presence at Party Conferences in Britain in order to ensure that politicians and party activists of all parties are kept informed of events in Ireland - in particular of the effects the austerity policies being pursued by both Dublin and Westminster have across the island of Ireland.

“It is also important that we highlight the devastating effect that the approach to Welfare Reform adopted by the Tory/Lib.Dem coalition will have on the most vulnerable people in the North of Ireland.  Sinn Fein is totally opposed to this attack on those dependent on State benefits, and we will be scrutinising them closely when the Welfare Reform Bill comes before the Assembly this week".

Senator Cullinane continued,

"Our fringe meeting at Labour this year entitled "Uniting Ireland - Fighting Austerity", clearly set out our priorities - the need for policies of growth and investment by both governments, and also continuing the debate on the glaring need for developing an all-island economy in the here-and-now.

“We also raised the need for a border poll to be called by the British government to allow citizens in Ireland to express their views on their constitutional future.”

Junior Minister McCann and Senator Cullinane will also be taking part in the 'Ulster Fry' breakfast organised by the 'Champ' group, with speakers from all parties in the north, joined by Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore TD. (Tuesday 9am, Manchester Town Hall).

Sinn Féin Junior Minister Jennifer McCann MLA and party colleague Senator David Cullinane are in Manchester for a series of events as part of the British Labour Party conference this week.

Speaking from Manchester where she addressed a Sinn Féin Fringe meeting last night (Sunday 30th September), Jennifer McCann said "Sinn Féin believes that it is important to have a presence at Party Conferences in Britain in order to ensure that politicians and party activists of all parties are kept informed of events in Ireland - in particular of the effects the austerity policies being pursued by both Dublin and Westminster have across the island of Ireland.

“It is also important that we highlight the devastating effect that the approach to Welfare Reform adopted by the Tory/Lib.Dem coalition will have on the most vulnerable people in the North of Ireland.  Sinn Féin is totally opposed to this attack on those dependent on State benefits, and we will be scrutinising them closely when the Welfare Reform Bill comes before the Assembly this week".

Senator Cullinane continued,

"Our fringe meeting at Labour this year entitled "Uniting Ireland - Fighting Austerity", clearly set out our priorities - the need for policies of growth and investment by both governments, and also continuing the debate on the glaring need for developing an all-island economy in the here-and-now.

“We also raised the need for a border poll to be called by the British government to allow citizens in Ireland to express their views on their constitutional future.”

Junior Minister McCann and Senator Cullinane will also be taking part in the 'Ulster Fry' breakfast organised by the 'Champ' group, with speakers from all parties in the north, joined by Tanaiste Eamonn Gilmore TD. (Tuesday 9am, Manchester Town Hall).

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