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DUP need to explain support for British government welfare cuts - Maskey

12 March, 2015 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said the DUP need to explain how they can describe the bedroom tax as ‘inhumane’ while supporting other British government welfare cuts. 

Mr Maskey said; 

"I'm glad the DUP have now described the bedroom tax as 'inhumane.' 

"While that is welcome, perhaps they would like to explain how it is different from any of the other punitive welfare cuts policies of the Tory-led British government. 

"Sinn Féin is calling for people to be protected from the impact of the unfair bedroom tax, just as children with disabilities, adults with severe disabilities, the long term sick and large families should be protected. 

"Do the DUP not believe these groups are entitled to protection? If not they need to come out and explain that to the people."

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