“Assembly cuts will fuel sectarianism”

  Tommy Black of the Stop the Cuts Campaign today stated: “The recent trouble on the Lower Newtownards Road demonstrates that the issue of sectarianism has not gone away.  The policies of the Assembly parties will in fact fuel sectarianism.  Their cuts will mean less jobs and services and more deprivation and despair.

“Working class people uniting together against the Assembly plans can however cut across sectarianism. Campaigns such as the “We Won’t Pay” campaign against water charges demonstrated that when working class people stand united, they can defeat attacks on living standards. If we allow sectarians and politicians to divide us then jobs and services will be lost in both communities. It is now essential that a united anti-cuts movement is built in workplaces and communities that will challenge all cuts.


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