Tory cuts at heart of Executive’s budget difficulties – Murphy
Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy said today that swingeing Tory cuts were responsible for the difficulties facing the Executive’s budget.
Conor Murphy said:
“It is hardly surprising the British Treasury is predicting that the Executive may exceed its budget given the fact the Tories have raided £1.5 billion from our block grant.
“And this week the British Chancellor George Osborne promised more cuts to the income of working families and a further £20bn cuts to public services.
"The difficulties facing the Executive have been created by the Tory government's ideological commitment to austerity and cuts.
"Austerity isn't working. The Executive requires sustainable and workable finances so we can invest in and grow our economy.
“The Executive parties need to stand up together and face down this Tory onslaught on our public services and the most vulnerable.”