crowd here today is very heartening” said Workers Party spokesperson Paddy Lynn at the conclusion of the “Stop
the Cuts” rally in Belfast city centre today. “People see
the gross injustice of the proposed cuts and a huge number of people have taken this first opportunity to vent their anger
at the Tory/Lib Dem budget, by attending the ICTU organised rally here in Belfast.
no mistake” said Mr Lynn “this is an attack on the poorest and most vulnerable groups in society".
“Nothing can change the
fact that welfare claimants face cuts of £18 billion whilst the banks are asked to pay up just £2.5 billion - less than one
tenth of 1% of their liabilities.”
in work will fare no better”, he warned. “Increases in pension contributions, VAT and the changes to housing benefit,
will all make everyday living an intolerable burden for the vast majority”.
ICTU anti-cuts rally will send out a message not only to Westminster
but also the local politicians at Stormont, that people will not accept carrying the burden for the excesses of the well off
in society and being forced to bail out the banks for a second time", Mr Lynn concluded.
Saturday 23rd October 2010