‘DUP propping up Tory austerity policies’ —McLaughlin

Sinn Féin Waterside representative Sharon McLaughlin  has criticised the DUP for promoting health reform while propping up the austerity policies of the Tory party. 

She was responding to comments by DUP leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday. 

She said:

“It’s rich for Arlene Foster to talk about health reform while her party is propping up the Tories who have driven a cruel assault on public services for over ten years. 

“Coupled with their reckless Brexit agenda, the DUP are pushing our economy over a cliff and playing fast and loose with our peace process. 

“If the DUP were serious about a restoration of the power-sharing institutions they would remove the blockage by ending their disgraceful denial of rights to women, Irish speakers, the LGBT community and victims of the conflict.”