07/10/2021

Lights Dimmed at Belfast City Hall Over Universal Credit Cuts

The lights at Belfast City Hall were turned off on Wednesday, 06 October, to mark the end of the £20 increase in Universal Credit.

Sinn Féin Councillor Ciarán Beattie welcomed the lights being dimmed.

He said: "Belfast City Hall has dimmed the lights this evening to mark our clear opposition to this cruel and heartless Tory attack on those in society who are struggling to make ends meet. From today, Boris Johnson and his cronies have taken £80 a month out of the pockets of many working families and those who are struggling most in our communities. 
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"This Tory cut will impose further hardship on families who already face the daunting reality of deciding whether to heat their home or put food on the table for their children. No family should ever be in this predicament. 

"While the millionaires and billionaires continue to flourish under this Tory Government, the Tories have once again decided that it must be the ordinary people to pay the price. 

"The message from Belfast is clear tonight, it is time to give workers, families and communities a break. Sinn Féin will continue to stand firmly in opposition to Tory cuts and for the rights of workers, families and those struggling in our communities."

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