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Hypocritical position of Lib Dems exposed - Molloy

6 October, 2014 - by Francie Molloy


Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy has said it is hypocritical on British deputy prime minister to call for welfare cuts in the North when his own party has criticised the cuts.

Speaking after Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable criticised his coalition partners, the Mid Ulster MP, who will attend the conference on Tuesday said; 

"Growing numbers of people are joining us in the campaign against cuts as they realise the devastating impact they would have. 

"Now, Vince Cable has told his party conference that their Tory partners in government are ideologically obsessed with cuts and are determined to destroy public services and the welfare state. 

"This comes only days after the British Labour party said it would roll back on some elements of the welfare cuts and other senior Liberal Democrats, including Nick Clegg who described the Tory policies as 'wholly unfair.' 

"This highlights the hypocrisy of British ministers and their cheerleaders within unionism telling us that we have no option but to implement cuts that would drive thousands deeper into poverty when they are clearly divided on the issue. 

"Sinn Féin is very clear in our opposition to the welfare cuts agenda of the Tory-led coalition which would punish the poor and the most vulnerable in our society."

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