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Parties should be protecting against Tory cuts – O’Neill

4 October, 2017 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill has said that the DUP are handing a blank cheque to the Tories to continue their austerity policies and the destruction of public services in the north.

Michelle O’Neill said:

“Sinn Féin believes that locally elected ministers are best placed to deliver public services and prioritise our own political agenda.

“We want a sustainable Executive in place to be the bulwark against Tory cuts and austerity.

“But the DUP’s actions in handing the Tories a blank cheque to continue their destruction of the health service and the welfare state will make that task all the more difficult.

“No party should be supporting or acquiescing to Tory austerity cuts to the detriment of our public services.

“We should be demanding an end to these cuts in order to protect the interests of the people we are all elected to represent.”

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