Over 800 people attended a protest against the closure of the Mid-Ulster A&E in Magherafelt. Politicians from Sinn Fein, DUP and SDLP spoke at the protest despite the fact that they voted 3 times in the last 18 months for these cuts.
A Socialist Party leaflet stated:
“The four main parties in the Assembly Executive agreed the recent budget and ‘efficiency savings’ which included huge cuts in health. Politicians from all the parties also sit on the Health Trusts, rubber stamping cuts. If they were really opposed to the cuts, they should resign from the bodies and call on their parties not to implement the attacks. In reality, the main parties all accept the logic that ordinary people must pay for the economic crisis of the bosses and bankers, through attacks on jobs, conditions and public services.”
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