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Tory austerity pushing more people into poverty – Molloy

21 July, 2015 - by Francie Molloy


Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy has said the current Tory government is intent on attacking low-paid workers and the unemployed and pushing more people into poverty. 

Francie Molloy was speaking after the British parliament introduced new cuts to child and working tax credits and social protections.

Mr Molloy said;

"What we saw from the British government last night was a further attack on low-paid workers and families on low incomes.

“This Tory assault on public services and the most vulnerable in society remains the greatest threat to the political institutions in the north.

“The Tories have no mandate in the north for their austerity cuts agenda which clearly isn't working in Ireland, in Britain or in Europe.

“Political leaders in the north need to stand together with civic society and demand a sustainable budget for the Executive which delivers public services and social protections for those most in need.”

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