Sinn Fein to host public meeting on Welfare Reform

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Sinn Féin Welfare spokesperson Mickey Brady is to host a public meeting at St Patrick’s Trian Armagh, on the Welfare Reform Bill on Thursday the 29th November at 7:30 pm. This is part of Sinn Féin’s campaign on informing people of the implications of the Tory Welfare Reform Bill. A series of other successful meetings have taken place, such as a number of weeks ago in the Tí Chulaínn Centre in Mullaghbawn where a sizable crowd was in attendance. Panelists at this public meeting will include a number of Sinn Féin elected representatives such as Conor Murphy MP, and MLAs Cathal Boylan and Mickey Brady. Mickey Brady, speaking about the upcoming event to Newry Times, said, “I would encourage all members of the public to attend this meeting on Welfare Reform so that they can be fully informed of the implications that the Tory cuts will have on them and their families. The Tory welfare cuts will take more than £1.5 billion from the local economy in the next five years. “These cuts will drive more people into poverty. They will not only affect people on benefits but will also impact on lower income families, the disabled, the unemployed and the elderly, all of whom are vulnerable members of our community. Brady added, “Sinn Féin are determined to put forward a series of amendments to the current bill going through the assembly. We will not accept the Welfare Reform bill in its current form. “People seem to be of the impression that Welfare Reform will only affect those on benefits but this is not the case. I would encourage anyone with any enquiries in relation to the Welfare Reform Bill to attend this meeting on Thursday the 29th of November. I look forward to engaging with the audience.”
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