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Sinn Féin MP accuses DUP of hypocrisy

2 July, 2018 - by Mickey Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has accused the DUP of being dishonest and hypocritical over their ongoing support for Theresa May’s Conservative government.

The Newry Armagh MP was commenting after the DUP leadership today met with the British Government to discuss spending decisions for the North. 

Mickey Brady said: “The DUP are propping up a government that has brought us austerity, public service cuts and a chaotic Brexit. 

“It is dishonest and hypocritical for them to complain about cuts to services while propping up the government responsible for these cuts.

“Every day we see the impact of Tory austerity on our schools and hospitals, the human tragedy of privatisation on care homes and the dearth of infrastructure.

“That is the real price of the Tory-DUP pact and it is the ordinary people of the North who are paying for it.

"The DUP's grasp of public spending priorities is best illustrated in their fantasy bridge to Scotland proposal.

“In return for the DUP’s support for a hard Brexit against the will of the people in the North, the Tories turn a blind eye to the DUP’s discrimination against citizens. That wouldn’t be tolerated by people in England and it shouldn’t be tolerated in the North either.” 

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