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UUP still wedded to Tory cuts agenda - Murphy

27 October, 2015 - by Conor Murphy


Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said Mike Nesbitt’s UUP are still wedded to the cuts agenda of the British Tory Party after British Lords closely associated with the Ulster Unionist Party sided with Tory plans to cut tax credits.    

Mr Murphy said; 

"Despite the fact the British House of Lords voted against the Tory plans to cut tax credits, members of the Lords who are closely associated with the Ulster Unionist Party sided with David Cameron's plans to punish the poor. 

"This clearly shows that Mike Nesbitt's party is still wedded to Tory ideology and their commitment to austerity. 

“While growing numbers of people across a wide spectrum of society are opposing Tory austerity policies the UUP is standing shoulder to shoulder with David Cameron's cabinet of millionaires in its efforts to drive thousands of local people, including children, deeper into poverty.” 

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