Progressive parties must work together to oppose austerity - McGuinness
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said it is important for progressive political parties to work together to oppose the austerity agenda of the Tory government.
Speaking after a meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Mr McGuinness said;
"Today's meeting was an opportunity to explore matters of mutual concern across these islands, particularly the need for a broad-based campaign of opposition to the Tory cuts agenda.
"We are keen to work together to develop a collective opposition to the austerity-driven policies coming from Westminster.
"There are various areas where we share positions and these should be explored as we move forward.
"In addition to our common opposition to the austerity policies of the British government, we share concerns about David Cameron's plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and the prospect of a break from the European Union.
"We had a positive meeting today and I look forward to building on our relationship in the future."