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Duffy slams DUP hypocrisy on European Funding

20 November, 2018

Sinn Féin Lisburn North representative Joe Duffy has said that the promotion of the availability of European Union Peace IV funding by DUP Councillors on Lisburn and Castlereagh Council is ‘bare faced hypocrisy of the highest order’.

The Lisburn Sinn Féin representative said:

“Lisburn and Castlereagh Council today launched its Peace IV Grants programme.

“The £151,000 for this programme in this council area comes from the EU and is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

“Two DUP Councillors on Lisburn and Castlereagh Council have welcomed today’s announcement and the availability of the funding.

“This is bare faced hypocrisy of the highest order from the DUP.

“This is the same party that is hell bent on doing their best to drag us out of Europe against the wishes of the majority of people in the north of Ireland. 

“In welcoming this EU funding, the DUP are literally promoting something that they are trying to end by their support for Brexit.

“The EU has been a strong protector and supporter of the peace process and they have backed that support up with significant funding over many years to help communities develop and grow.

“The DUP’s pro-Brexit stance goes against the continuation of this vital funding.

“Perhaps they should consider that when they are engaged in these brazen displays of hypocrisy.”

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