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We won't be taking lectures from Tories - Murphy

1 September, 2014 - by Conor Murphy


Newry and Armagh MP Conor Murphy said tonight that Sinn Féin will continue its opposition to vicious Tory welfare cuts and would not be accepting any lectures from Iain Duncan Smith.

Conor Murphy said:

“Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare cuts in Britain have been an unmitigated disaster since their introduction in 2013.

“These cuts have been an attack on the most vulnerable people in society, taking money out of the pockets of low-paid workers, people with disabilities, lone parents and the poor.

“The impact of these vicious cuts in Britain has been increasing levels of child poverty, homelessness and dependency on charities and food banks.

“People have been driven to desperation and even suicide and the welfare system set up by Iain Duncan Smith is in chaos.

“Sinn Féin won’t be taking lectures on our responsibilities to the electorate from Mr Duncan Smith or anyone else in Cameron’s millionaire cabinet.

“The responsible thing for all parties here to do is to stand up together against the Tories attempt to impose further hardship on those who can least afford it.” 

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