November 22, 2023
Further Tory cuts to public services and workers unacceptable – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the British government must do more to fully support public sector workers and services. 

Speaking after today’s Autumn Statement from the British government, the party’s economy spokesperson said: 

“Once again, the Tories have continued with their cruel agenda of austerity with more real term cuts to funding for public services and less money for pay. 

“Savage Tory cuts continue to damage our economy. 

“It’s unacceptable that our public services will not receive proper funding to tackle the ongoing crises in health, education and cost of living or fair pay for workers as a result of one party’s continued blockade of the Assembly. “In the absence of an Executive, the British Government should deliver a fair deal for workers with no more delays.

“We urgently need a properly funded Executive restored now and parties working together to negotiate new financial arrangements for the north.”