Party has described last night’s violent scenes outside Belfast City Hall and the intemperate outbursts in the council
chamber on the issue of which flags should be flown from the building as obscene
sight of thousands of people protesting outside Belfast City Hall about flags is matched only by a chamber full of councillors
debating it inside", Workers Party Belfast Chairman John Lowry has said.
"The real questions
that must be asked about this tribal debacle are the ones that Sinn Fein and DUP voters in particular must ask of themselves”
are being lost, prices rising, homes being re-possessed, child poverty increasing and thousands of people across the city
facing a daily 'eat or heat' dilemma, Councillors in Belfast are using flags and emblems as a smokescreen for their failure
to even address these issues”.
“Sinn Fein and DUP supporters must now ask themselves "Do I really want to vote for a party that is happy to ignore
social and economic realities to secure their own tribal positions?”, concluded
Issued 4th December 2012