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Social justice trumped Tory greed - McVeigh

1 September, 2014

Falls councillor Jim McVeigh said tonight that social justice had trumped Tory greed as Belfast City Council voted to back a Sinn Féin motion opposing the imposition of Tory cuts.

The Sinn Féin council group leader said:

“Belfast city councillors have tonight sent out a strong message that the welfare cuts being proposed by David Cameron’s millionaire cabinet are unacceptable to the citizens of this city.

“The council has recognised the devastating impact the proposed Tory welfare cuts would have on the most vulnerable people in our society, including working families, the poor and people with disabilities.  

“Social justice has tonight trumped Tory greed at Belfast City Council.

“Civic society in Britain, the churches, charities, trades unions and people at the coal face of delivering frontline services have branded the welfare cuts a disgrace and an attack on the poor.

“Sinn Féin is calling on local people to unite in a campaign to protect those who need our help most and to stop these Tory cuts in their tracks.”

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