Eirigi warn of ‘generation of despair’ after 2012 Budget is implemented
Newry republican group Eirigi have described the 2012 Budget as ‘a budget for millionaires’. Eirigi’s Newry spokesman Stephen Murney was speaking to Newry Times after British Chancellor George Osborne announced sweeping cuts across Northern Ireland.
Murney stated, “The 2012 British Budget, as with every previous Tory budget, is a welfare budget for the millionaires at the expense of the rest of us. This comes into stark detail when we see that the wealthy have received tax cuts, while those on benefits are facing further cuts to their meagre living allowances. David Cameron, Nick Clegg and George Osbourne are looters and thieves. They are looting the public purse for the benefit of their already super-privileged class.”
Murney continued, “As always, working people in Ireland unfortunate enough to be living under British rule will suffer most from the British Budget. Already deprived areas will be stripped bare of public provision, while workers will be expected to face further wage cuts and lay offs. The alternative to this right-wing budget does not lie with those parties in Stormont who will grumble but ultimately implement everything the Tories tell them to implement.”
“It lies with working class communities and those organised in workplaces. We must build a sustained campaign of opposition to Britain’s austerity budget and those who implement it. Anything less will lead to a generation of despair for our people,” he added.
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