Newry Lord Mayor: ‘Tory Government targeting the vulnerable’

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Lord Mayor for Newry, Charlie Casey marches with the Newry Public Strike

 

Sinn Féin elected representatives including Conor Murphy MP, Mayor Charlie Casey and Councillors Brendan Curran and Anthony Flynn all attended Wednesday’s Day of Action against cuts to public sector pensions. Speaking from the picket line councillor Casey said, “We are here today in solidarity with all those thousands of people who are affected by these Tory cuts. It is so unfair that ordinary working class people are bearing the brunt of these cuts. The financial crisis is not of their making yet they are expected to take the hit.”

The Newry Lord Mayor added, “The Tories are using the financial crisis to make massive cuts in government spending by targeting the most vulnerable, the working man and woman and those on benefits. This is why we need fiscal powers transferred from Westminster to the Assembly which Sinn Féin consistently argue for. When that happens elected and accountable politicians here will be able to decide tax varying powers and we can protect the most vulnerable and the ordinary people.”


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