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Budget crisis created by British government austerity agenda - Murphy

3 June, 2015 - by Conor Murphy


Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy has the budget crisis facing the Executive was created by the austerity policies of the British government at Westminster. 

Mr Murphy said; 

"It is rich for David Cameron to call on the political parties to implement the Stormont House Agreement when his government shifted the goalposts enormously by announcing plans for £25 billion in further public spending cuts. 

"These cuts were not part of any agreement. The Tories have no mandate in the north for their devastating cuts agenda.

"David Cameron is not a neutral observer in this. The crisis the Executive is facing has been created by the austerity policies of the Tory government at Westminster. 

"This is compounded by the partisan role of the British government and David Cameron's willingness to engage with the DUP and UUP while refusing to meet with Sinn Féin." 

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