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Tory cuts impacting on education and jobs

2 September, 2015 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has said that local political parties need to stand together against continued Tory cuts to the Executive’s budget.

 Maeve McLaughlin was speaking after news that cuts to jobs and third-level courses are to be announced at the University of Ulster.

 Maeve McLaughlin said:

 “I am very disappointed that the University of Ulster is preparing to announce job losses at Coleraine and Magee and that entire departments are to be scrapped.

 “The education of our young people is vital to the future prosperity of our society and it needs to be properly resourced.

 “However, the continued Tory cuts to the Executive’s budget is impacting on our ability to deliver front-line public services and social protections.

 “I am calling on the local political parties to get back to the task of tackling the real issues facing all our people, by standing together in opposition to Tory austerity and in defence of our front-line public services and the welfare state.”

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