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SDLP leader needs to explain manifesto costs gap - O'Dowd

29 April, 2016 - by John O'Dowd


Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd has challenged the SDLP leader to explain how he intends to finance the claims made in his party's manifesto. 

Mr O'Dowd said; 

"The SDLP, despite being publicly caught out with a huge gap in their manifesto in terms of costings, are still making claims they simply can't deliver. 

"They are promising all kinds of everything but with no explanation on where the money is coming from. 

"It's high time that SDLP leader Colum Eastwood came clean and explained to voters how he plans to fund these pledges. 

"He also needs to state once and for all if he and his party are intending to sit on the next Executive or are laying the ground for walking away from their responsibilities and into opposition."

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