Public services suffer from Tory warship plan - Maskey
Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has criticised a British Government plan to intensify warship building.
Speaking following Michael Fallon’s announcement at Westminster today that over £1billion of taxpayer money would be spent on at least five new British warships, Paul Maskey MP said:
“Yesterday I spoke to Harriet Baldwin, British under-secretary of defence procurement, and made clear Sinn Féin's total opposition to this militarist programme.
"In the Tory era of food banks, zero-hours contracts, and brutal cuts to vital public services, the British Government has decided that building warships is their economic priority.
“£1 billion of investment would be better directed towards schools and a health service crumbling under Tory austerity, not on inflating British military ego.”