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Murphy accuses Clegg of hypocrisy on budget cuts

5 October, 2014 - by Conor Murphy


Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy today accused the Deputy British Prime Minister Nick Clegg of hypocrisy on the issue of balancing the books in the North.

Conor Murphy said:

“It’s hypocritical of Nick Clegg to call on us to implement Tory cuts while he accuses George Osborne of balancing the books ‘by beating up on the poor’.

“His own party conference has today voted for a review of several major planks of the Tory cuts agenda including Universal Credit following the disastrous consequences of their roll-out in Britain.

“While his party colleague and fellow government minister Vince Cable also said today that deep cuts in provision for the working poor is unacceptable.

“It’s a bit rich therefore for Nick Clegg to call on parties in the North to accept a Tory cuts agenda which is increasingly rejected by his own party.”

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