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Robinson needs to “step up for citizens” - Adams

2 July, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President and Louth TD Gerry Adams commenting on Peter Robinson’s statement today said:

“The primary responsibility for the crisis facing the political institutions in the north lies with the British government.

The budget difficulties for the Executive are a consequence of savage cuts over recent years by the Tory government to the Block grant.

That is not acceptable. Unionist parties have a duty and a responsibility to defend vulnerable citizens. Having the ‘guts to govern’ means standing up for citizens, all citizens, especially against wealthy elites who don’t care about the social and economic consequences of their policies.

If Peter Robinson is serious about making the institutions work he needs to step up, reject bad British policy, and join with Sinn Féin in seeking to persuade the British government to agree a realistic funding budget for the Executive which delivers for citizens. “

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