Workers’ Party call for end to austerity

Tom French with Damien Harte
Tom French with Damien Harte

Workers Party candidate for Upper Bann constituency Damien Harte has called for an end to austerity cuts.

Mr Harte said: “The most damaging cuts here have been engineered by the five Executive parties. Along with the business community, they have campaigned for a reduction in Corporation tax - something which even the Tories did not propose.

Damien Harte

Damien Harte

“To offset the cost of lowering Corporation Tax for big business, Sinn Fein, the DUP, SDLP, Alliance Party and Ulster Unionists, are taking 20,000 jobs out of the public sector and significantly reducing public spending on education, public transport, the community and voluntary sector. They will make up the shortfall by selling off public assets like the Belfast Harbour Estate. These are the price the people are paying for lowering this tax.”