Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson said today that the DUP should remember they were not elected to be messenger boys for the millionaires in David Cameron’s cabinet in London.
Ms Anderson was speaking at an Easter commemoration in Belfast organised by the National Graves Association.
Martina Anderson said:
“British Tory policy threatens to destroy the economy in the North through savage cuts to public funding and welfare.
“If it had not been for Sinn Féin, Nelson McCausland was quite prepared to implement the dictates of Cameron’s millionaire cabinet in Westminster – years ago without any change.
“Sinn Féin is not opposed to sensible welfare reforms. We are opposed to the agenda, which seeks to make the most vulnerable and ordinary working families pay for the greed and excesses of the bankers.
“This should come as no surprise to the DUP.
“We have been crystal clear on this. We have voted against the Bill at every stage in the Assembly.
“The DUP on the Executive need to start behaving like ministers for the people.
“In recent weeks – Sammy Wilson, Simon Hamilton and Nelson McCausland have become messenger boys for the Tories in London – and now Peter Robinson has joined in as well.
“They need to remember they are in government to make decisions not simply to implement the urges of the millionaires in the Cameron Cabinet.
“Sinn Féin is politically and ideologically opposed to the politics of austerity north, south and in Europe.