‘Benefit freeze will create further hardship and misery’ – Boylan

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Sinn Féin Newry & Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan has said that Tory plans will create further hardship and misery.

Sinn Fein MLA Cathal Boylan

He was speaking after British Chancellor George Osborne proposed a two-year benefits freeze Boylan also said that the Tory proposals were nothing to do with reforms but was simply ‘an attack on the poor’. “The proposal to freeze benefits paid to people of working age is yet another example of the Tory welfare cuts agenda,” he told Newry Times. “This has absolutely nothing to do with reform; it is simply an attack on the poor and the most vulnerable by a cabinet of millionaires. “It seems that every day more punitive cuts designed to hollow out the welfare state are being announced by George Osborne and his colleagues. “If implemented, this will only add to the misery of families and individuals who are already struggling to make ends meet. “Sinn Féin is totally opposed to the Tory-led cuts agenda and we encourage others to join us in standing up for all communities against these cuts,” he added.

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